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This publication has been prepared by the Office of the Chancellor and the University Office
of Public Information for faculty members at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the Uni-
versity of Illinois. Copies may be obtained from the Chancellor's Office, 112 English Build-
ing. Information contained herein is applicable to policies and statistics effective for the
1969-70 academic year, subject to change through action of the Board of Trustees.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
FROM THE PRESIDENT 4
FROM THE CHANCELLOR 7
THE ROLE AND GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY 9
THE CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY SETTING 11
LEGAL INFORMATION 14
ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT 17
EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 38
INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION 49
CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 56
GENERAL UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 63
FACILITIES AND SERVICES 76
From the President
The Faculty Handbook is designed to help individual faculty members,
particularly new ones, understand the organization of the University and
some of the procedures and practices that govern its institutional life.
In more than a century the University of Illinois has grown from small but
dedicated beginnings to a large and renowned center of learning, respected
around the world. Through these years traditions have been formed that
remain influential in the conduct of University affairs.
The University belongs to the people of Illinois. Its governing board is
elected by the citizens and approximately 53 per cent of its operating funds
come from appropriation of tax funds by the General Assembly. With a
number of important exceptions, its campuses and buildings have been
provided by public funds.
The public has created and built its state universities in the belief that this
investment would earn large dividends for all the people and for the com-
monwealth. These public benefits are realized through educational op-
portunity for youth, through providing professional service to the people,
through strengthening of the economy by developing talents and brain-
power, and through the creative ideas that flow from educated people into
arts, science, invention, business, social relations, and public affairs. Thus
does the University serve the State of Illinois.
The University is also a member of the community of institutions of higher
learning. Hence, it inherits and follows the great traditions of free inquiry,
creative teaching, and responsible exploration of ideas. The Statutes of
the University and its record reflect these traditions.
The University of Illinois is one of the important research centers of the
nation, with scholars of international reputation in many fields of learning.
It is also a leading center for professional education and for undergraduate
teaching. Beyond the work concentrated on its three campuses, educa-
tional, instructional, and consultative services are taken directly into
every area and community of Illinois.
Not every faculty member will contribute equally to all of the broad pur-
poses of the University. However, it is expected that every faculty member
will be sympathetic with the University's total task and will do what he can
to further all of its objectives. Devotion to one's discipline is the first mark
of the scholar, but such devotion does not exclude the concomitant obli-
gation to be devoted to the University's general welfare and to the peo-
ple it serves.
The people of Illinois are proud of their University; they have provided
for it generously and have faith in its future. In return, it is our responsi-
bility to justify that faith and to do all in our power to enhance the Uni-
versity's achievements and reputation.
Rules will be altered from year to year, practices improved, methods
strengthened. Purposes will be phrased differently but they will remain the
same as those identified by the spiritual founder of the University of Illi-
nois, Jonathan Baldwin Turner :
The sun never shone on such a nation, and such a power, as this
would soon be, with such facilities of public advancement and im-
provement put into full and vigorous operation. Set all the millions
of eyes in this great Republic to watching, and intelligently observing
and thinking, and there is no secret of nature or art we can not find
out; no disease of man or beast we can not understand; no evil we
can not remedy; no obstacle we can not surmount; nothing that lies
in the power of man to do or to understand, that can not be under-
stood and done. ( Introduction of the first annual report of the Board
of Trustees of Illinois Industrial University, page VII, 1868.)
I hope that this Handbook will help identify the many resources available
to assist the faculty member to share, professionally and personally, in
the continuing and new achievements of the University of Illinois.
David D. Henry
From the Chancellor
Welcome to the faculty. Here you will find a community for scholarship.
Here is where professors and students join together for the important pur-
pose of learning. Here is where debate, controversy, and questioning oper-
ate in an atmosphere of free and open inquiry. Here is where professors
engage in the exciting business of teaching and research and share their
experiences with students, colleagues, the state, the nation, and the world.
Here is where a host of activities — lectures, concerts, operas, dramas, de-
bates, forums — supplement and add vigor to our cultural and intellectual
We are happy to have you join us. On an active and alive campus such as
the University of Illinois, we are always searching for new ideas, new ways
of doing things, new programs. Feel free to share with us your experiences.
Together we can make this an even more exciting campus.
J. W. Peltason
The Role and Goals of the University
The University of Illinois embodies a dynamic tradition, uniquely Amer-
ican, that higher education is the birthright of the many, not the privilege
of a favored few.
It is one of 68 land-grant colleges and universities born under the Land-
Grant College Act of 1862, which gave public lands to the states to endow
higher education for all.
The University opened March 2, 1868, with three faculty members and
fifty students. Today it has three campuses, with approximately 53,000
students and more than 9,500 part- and full-time members of the academic
and administrative staff. Of these, almost 32,000 students and more
than 7,800 academic and administrative staff members are at Urbana-
Like its sister land-grant institutions, the University was established under
a mandate from Congress to offer learning "related to agriculture and the
mechanic arts" without excluding other scientific and classical studies.
Limited originally to agriculture, engineering, the arts and the sciences as
known in 1868, today the University offers work in almost every field of
human interest and activity.
Some states have a "land-grant university" separate from the "state univer-
sity," the former emphasizing agriculture and engineering, the latter con-
centrating on liberal arts, basic sciences, law, medicine, and education. In
Illinois, these are combined in one university with three autonomous
campuses, allowing cooperation and interplay among the disciplines.
Growth in one university has minimized duplication of facilities and effort.
Since its beginning, nearly a half-million persons have studied at the
University, which has been a leader in the American concept of threefold
responsibility: to make higher education available to all; to carry on
research; and to provide public service.
More specifically, the University subscribes to a report by its Committee
on Future Programs which recommended the following order of priority
among the University's five major types of activities :
— Teaching, research, and scholarly and creative activity in fundamental
fields of learning.
— Teaching and research in professional and occupational areas closely
dependent on the fundamental fields of learning.
— Liberal education of those who do not intend to become highly trained
specialists and, to the extent possible, of students aiming toward
specialized or professional training.
— Vocational training in fields which are clearly of substantial and wide
importance to the state and nation, especially those which require four-
year programs including sound preparation in the fundamental fields
of learning and which the University is uniquely or best fitted to
— Extension education and essential public services which require the
kinds and levels of expertness represented in the faculty.
In the report of the Future Programs Committee, the fundamental fields
of learning were listed as mathematics, the biological and physical sciences,
the humanities, the fine arts, and the social sciences.
The University at Urbana-Champaign draws students from all 50 states,
from the territories of the United States and, currently, from 81 foreign
countries. Approximately 81 per cent of the campus student body are Illi-
Degrees conferred by the University at Urbana-Champaign through June,
1968, total 186,132. In the 1967-68 academic year, students at the Urbana-
Champaign campus received a total of 7,449 degrees. These included
3,148 graduate, 239 professional, and 4,062 undergraduate.
The Campus and Community Setting
The oldest and largest campus of the University of Illinois is situated at
Urbana-Champaign, contiguous cities in east-central Illinois.
Here, the University offers undergraduate and professional instruction in
the College of Agriculture, Institute of Aviation, College of Commerce
and Business Administration, College of Communications, College of Edu-
cation, College of Engineering, College of Fine and Applied Arts, College
of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Physical Educa-
tion, and College of Veterinary Medicine. A bachelor's or professional
degree is conferred upon completion of a curriculum in any of these units
of the University except the Institute of Aviation which offers two-year
terminal programs in aircraft maintenance, professional pilot training,
and aviation electronics. Advanced work is administered by the Graduate
College. A complete list of fields of study available to undergraduate, pro-
fessional, and graduate students on the Urbana-Champaign campus is
given in the Undergraduate Study and Graduate College catalogs. Also at
Urbana-Champaign are other institutes, bureaus, experiment stations, and
headquarters for extension and other statewide services.
The campus consists of 637 acres, with 2,859 adjoining acres of agricultural
and experiment fields. Nearby are timber reservations of 380 acres, a
1,122-acre airport, the 1,768-acre Robert Allerton Park and 4-H Camp,
a 476-acre radio telescope site, 251 -acre antenna research site, 82-acre opti-
cal telescope site, and 35-acre radio direction finding site. The campus has
155 major buildings, and the value of the plant and equipment is figured
Urbana-Champaign is one community composed of two municipalities
with a total population of almost 100,000 (including students) . The cities
are divided by Wright Street, which runs north and south through the
campus district. As the University's Administration Building is on the
Urbana side of Wright Street, Urbana is given as the University's official
Champaign is the larger community. Urbana, the older of the two, is the
seat of Champaign County. Urbana-Champaign is 138 miles south of
Chicago, 85 miles east of Springfield. It is served by the Illinois Central
and Norfolk and Western railroads, the Ozark Airlines, and the Greyhound
and Illini Swallow bus lines. Interstate Highways 57 and 74, U.S. High-
ways 45, 136, and 150, and Illinois Highways 10, 47, 49, and 130 pass
through or near the community.
Urbana-Champaign is the center of one of the nation's richest farming
areas and has a number of prosperous industrial plants.
The community's radio stations are: WILL-AM-FM, an educational
station owned and operated by the University; WDWS, WCCR, WTWC-
FM, and WLRW-FM, commercial stations; and WPGU, a student
operated AM station for campus listeners and FM station for residents of
the Urbana-Champaign area. Television stations are WILL-TV (Chan-
nel 12), the University's VHF outlet; WCIA-TV (Channel 3), commercial
VHF station featuring CBS programs; and WICD-TV (Channel 15),
commercial UHF station affiliated with NBC. With modest antennae,
most local residents may receive UHF signals from commercial station
WAND-TV (Channel 17) in Decatur, affiliated with the ABC network.
Urbana-Champaign is unusual among communities of its size in being
served by competing daily newspapers, the News-Gazette and the Courier,
both published five afternoons and Saturday and Sunday mornings. The
Daily Illini, University of Illinois student newspaper, is published Tuesday
through Saturday mornings during the fall and spring semesters, and a
weekly Summer Illini is published on a free-distribution basis on Wednes-
days during the Summer Session.
Urbana and Champaign have separate city governments and are in
separate school districts.
Urbana School District #116 includes one high school, one junior high
school, and 10 elementary schools. University High School, operated by
the University of Illinois College of Education, is also located in Urbana.
Champaign School District #4 includes two high schools, three junior
high schools, and 16 elementary schools.
Urbana and Champaign have three Catholic elementary schools and a
number of private and cooperative nursery schools, day care centers, and
kindergartens. Most of the public schools in both cities have a kindergarten
year for five-year-olds.
There are some 155 practicing physicians and 60 dentists. The com-
munity has five hospitals: Burnham City Hospital and Cole Hospital in
Champaign, and Mercy Hospital, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Mc-
Kinley Hospital (the University of Illinois hospital) in Urbana. Outlook
Sanatorium is a county institution maintained for the treatment of tu-
berculosis, and there a number of private nursing homes.
The community has 90 churches representing all major and many minor
religious denominations. Although the University has no formal religious
affiliation, student associations and foundations are situated near the
campus to serve the student body. The idea of campus foundations for
students of various faiths originated at the University of Illinois.
The YMCA and YWCA at the University have a large faculty member-
ship and develop program activities dealing with central concerns of cam-
pus life. Major emphases are a Freshman Conference for new students
each fall, the Pal Program focusing on needs of youngsters in the com-
munity, International Suppers, Religion and Modern Man, and the Fac-
ulty Forum. The YMCA- YWCA Faculty Forum meets eight Friday noons
each semester for lunch (from 12 : 00 to 1 : 45) . A major theme is explored
from various perspectives, with vigorous participation by the audience.
The fall series opens October 3 on Beyond Technology: Our Human and
Natural Environment. The spring series will deal with The Student in
His Learning Environment. Reservations are required.
Faculty members who are new to the state and to the University of Illinois
may find procedures with regard to voting, drivers' licenses, taxes, and
other such matters somewhat different from those in other states or even in
To be eligible to vote, a person must have been a resident of Illinois one
year, of Champaign County 90 days, and of the voting precinct 30 days
prior to the election. Registration is required, and may be accomplished
at the office of the County Clerk at the Courthouse in Urbana up to 28
days immediately prior to the election. Reregistration is required only
when a name is changed, a place of residence is changed (i.e., to another
precinct), or when the registrant fails to vote during a period of four
years and fails to answer a notification from the County Clerk's office.
A person who has been a resident of Illinois less than one year and of
Champaign County less than 90 days may still be entitled to vote for
presidential and vice-presidential electors even if for no other office or on
any proposition. (He must, of course, be a citizen of the United State and
twenty-one or more years of age.) He must have resided in the election
district 60 days preceding a presidential election. He should have been a
qualified elector in another state or county immediately prior to his re-
moval to this state or his present county of residence as the case may be, or
have been eligible to vote in such other county or state had he remained
there until election. He should not be entitled to vote for presidential or
vice-presidential electors in any other state or county.
AUTOMOBILE AND DRIVERS' LICENSES
All resident staff members are subject to automobile registration in Illinois.
State law requires registration of motor vehicles by residents immediately
after their arrival to establish residence. This requirement, however, is
complicated by the existence of reciprocal agreements between this and
other states; detailed information on this point may be obtained by calling
the University's Office of the Supervisor of Security and Traffic (333-1216) .
Any resident of Illinois must obtain an Illinois driver's license within 90
days of his arrival as a resident if he wishes to operate a motor vehicle.
State law requires the administration of both a written examination and
a road test to obtain the license.
The levies for which you may have direct contact with tax officials are the
general property tax and the state income tax.
In 1969 for the first time the General Assembly of the State of Illinois
passed a law providing for a flat rate 2*/2 per cent income tax on indi-
viduals. This tax is based on the adjusted income as shown in the federal
income tax return. The law provides for a withholding of such taxes by the
employer, and the University will withhold for the state income tax as well
as the federal income tax as provided in the federal law.
The general property tax is collected by the County Treasurer annually,
the levy on personal property being due in one installment on May 1 and
that on real estate in two equal installments on May 1 and August 1. All
proceeds from the general property tax are used for the support of local
units of government. No levy of this type for state purposes has been made
in Illinois since 1933.
Assessments of real estate are made quadrennially on the basis of property
ownership as of January 1, but new buildings are added to the tax rolls
when completed. Assessments of personal property, which includes both
tangible and intangible items, are made annually, on the basis of owner-
ship as of April 1 . The annual personal property assessment is made during
April and May, and is based primarily on ownership of automobiles and
household furniture and equipment. The assessment rolls are published
early in July. Inequities may be reviewed and corrected upon application
to the Board of Review, which accepts complaints in July. The payments
of personal property and real estate taxes become due the year following
assessment. Thus, taxes based on assessment of April 1, 1969, become due
for payment in 1970. If they are not paid within 30 days after the due
dates, a penalty of 1 per cent a month is charged. Either personal property
or realty can be sold for nonpayment of taxes.
Many of the taxes imposed in Illinois are indirect, such as the retailer's
occupation tax (the "sales tax"), the motor fuel tax, the cigarette tax,
and the public utilities tax.
Champaign has a law requiring that all dogs be kept penned or on a
leash. Those running loose are subject to being impounded. Urbana also
has a city ordinance concerning the ownership of animals. Every dog in
the county is required to wear a tag indicating that it has been inoculated
for rabies. The tag and inoculation cost $5.00. Additional information
may be obtained from the City Manager of Champaign, the police depart-
ments in the twin cities, or the County Rabies Control Office, 1905 East
Main Street, Urbana.
OPEN OCCUPANCY LAWS
The cities of Urbana and Champaign have recently adopted "open
occupancy" or "freedom of residence" ordinances. These laws are designed
to end discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin in real
estate transactions. Procedures for filing complaints differ. For exact in-
formation, a call or visit to the City Clerk's office in the city involved will
be necessary. For the University of Illinois policy on nondiscrimination in
housing, see page 94.
Organization and Government
The University of Illinois, governed by its elected Board of Trustees, is
under the ultimate authority of the state legislature, the General Assembly.
Subject to constitutional and self-imposed restraints, the General Assembly
exercises control by virtue of its authority to change laws pertaining to
the University and by its power to appropriate funds for its operations
and for capital improvements.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Within the limits of authority fixed by the constitution and laws of Illi-
nois, the Board of Trustees exercises final authority over the University
and is responsible for its administration and government.
Functions of the trustees are legislative rather than executive. They help
administrative officers secure money needed for operations and decide
how it shall be spent. They establish general policies, upon recommenda-
tion of the President, but leave execution of these to the administrative
Besides exercising jurisdiction over all academic, administrative, research,
and service units of the University, the Board governs certain peripheral
units, such as the Division of Services for Crippled Children, the Univer-
sity of Illinois Foundation, and the University of Illinois Athletic Associa-
tion, and is charged by law with such responsibilities as administering
examinations for certified public accountants.
The Board of Trustees is composed of nine members elected at large by
Illinois voters and two ex officio members — the governor of the state and
the state superintendent of public instruction.
Three trustees are elected for six-year terms at the general elections in
November of even-numbered years. Prospective candidates are suggested
to the state conventions of the two major political parties by partisan com-
mittees of the Alumni Association.
The Board meets monthly, with its annual meeting on the second Tuesday
in March. At the annual meeting, new trustees are installed and the Board
elects its officers. The President of the Board is chosen from the elected
members, and the secretary, the treasurer, and the comptroller from out-
side the Board's own ranks. The secretary and comptroller are members
of the University staff; the treasurer is usually an officer of a leading Illi-
nois financial institution.
Regular meetings of the Board and Board committee meetings are open to
the public. The only business conducted in executive session is that re-
lating to certain personnel matters, property acquisitions or sales, patent-
able inventions, classified contracts with the government, and pending liti-
gation, as permitted by Illinois statutes.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
The President of the University, its chief executive officer, is elected by the
Board of Trustees and serves at the Board's pleasure. He is responsible
for the internal administration of the University. The President is an ex
officio member of the faculty of each college, school, institute, division, or
other academic unit of the University. The Executive Vice-President and
Provost is the chief educational officer under the President. The Vice-
President and Comptroller is the ranking financial officer. Other general
officers include the Vice-President of the University, who serves in a staff
relation to the President, and the Secretary of the University.
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the campus. He is ap-
pointed biennially by the Board of Trustees on recommendation of the
President. The Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief aca-
demic officer under the Chancellor. He exercises the function of the
Chancellor in the absence of the Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor for
Administrative Affairs assists the Chancellor by coordinating the campus
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Research Board. The Research Board assigns Graduate College research
funds to individual and group research projects; reviews applications from
faculty members to outside agencies for financial aid for research projects;
advises the Chancellor on potentially patentable inventions by faculty
members; and advises the Chancellor and the Dean of the Graduate Col-
lege on any matters they desire to submit to it.
The Research Board is composed of the Dean of the Graduate College,
who may serve as chairman, and eight members appointed by the Chan-
cellor after consultation with the Dean and the executive committee of
the Graduate College.
Faculty Advisory Committee. This committee is elected at each campus
by the academic staff (i.e., those having the rank of instructor or higher
rank) ; three of the nine members are elected each year for three-year
terms. Functions of the committee are to provide for the orderly voicing
of suggestions for the good of the University and to afford added recourse
for the consideration of grievances, and for furnishing a channel for direct
and concerted communication with administrative officers of the Univer-
sity, its colleges, schools, institutes, divisions, and other administrative
units on matters of interest or concern to the academic staff or any
member of it.
Other Committees and Boards of Control. The President and the Chan-
cellors have as a major source of faculty counsel the power to appoint
standing or ad hoc committees and boards of control to study and report
or to offer continuing counsel on a number of subjects. Some, like the
Athletic Association Board of Directors, are named by the President and
approved by the Board of Trustees. Others are made up of both faculty
and students. The remainder, known as general boards and committees,
are administrative and advisory, and are named by the President at the
University level and by the Chancellors at the campus level.
Current memberships for all standing committees and boards are listed in
the Urbana-Champaign campus Staff Directory.
THE UNIVERSITY SENATES
The University Statutes provide for the establishment of a University
Senate at each of the three campuses. Each consists of the full professors,
the deans of the colleges, the deans or directors of schools and institutes,
and the heads and chairmen of departments on that campus. Other
persons of academic rank or administrative status may be members, sub-
ject to the recommendation of that Senate's Committee on Educational
Policy and Senate resolution.
No one is eligible for membership unless he holds at least a half-time
appointment and receives salary from the University for such services.
Membership on any standing committee is open to the faculty, and
carries with it the privileges of the floor of the Senate, including voting,
so long as such membership continues.
The President, the Executive Vice-President and Provost, the Vice-Presi-
dent and Comptroller, other vice-presidents, and the University Counsel
are ex officio members of each of the three Senates. The President is the
presiding officer of each Senate; in his absence, the ranking administra-
tive officer at each campus may preside over his Senate.
Each Senate may exercise legislative functions in matters of educational
policy affecting the University as a whole or its own campus only, but
no such Senate action takes effect until submitted to the Senate Coordi-
nating Council and approved by the Board of Trustees.
Each Senate elects a committee on student discipline which appoints one
or more subcommittees on which there are voting student members. The
committee formulates and adopts, after consultation with the University
Counsel, disciplinary and hearing procedures which are to be followed in
all undergraduate student disciplinary proceedings.
The Senates recommend candidates for degrees and certificates to be con-
ferred by the President under authority of the Board of Trustees.
Each Senate elects such standing committees as it may from time to time
authorize. Members are nominated by its committee on committees and
elected after consultation with the Chancellor. Students serve on many of
Any action of any Senate involving matters of University-wide policy,
or proposals to amend the University Statutes, are submitted by the
Senate Coordinating Council to the other Senates for consideration and
Comprehensive information about the Senates is contained in the Univer-
THE SENATE COORDINATING COUNCIL
The Council has eighteen members — six elected by each of the three
The Council considers all matters acted on by any of the three Senates
and determines whether any action affects general University policy.
Should the Council find a matter of concern to more than one campus,
it refers the matter to the other Senate or Senates for consideration and
Amendments to the University Statutes are submitted to the Senates.
If the Council finds agreement between the Senates impossible, it trans-
mits its recommendations to the President for submission to the Board of
Trustees after notifying the Senates of its recommendations and also trans-
mitting to the President objections or appeals by any Senate.
The Council appoints no more than three of its members to act as a
liaison committee advisory to the Board of Trustees (through the Presi-
dent) , to the President, and to the respective Senates, in matters of special
and extraordinary concern to the University. The liaison committee acts
only upon the expressed request of the Board of Trustees, the President,
any Senate, or the Senate Coordinating Council.
OTHER CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
Many channels of communication are open to every faculty member.
Among them are department and college faculty meetings; membership
in administrative and advisory committees; participation at various levels
in policy-making and budget-making activities; contribution of material
for annual reports made by the department heads to the deans and direc-
tors and by these officers to the Chancellor, and, in turn, to the President.
Specialized channels include the President's Report on the State of the
University, the Year Ahead Address, the Faculty Letter, and the Chan-
cellor's Campus Report.
The Year Ahead. In this annual address made in September, the Presi-
dent assesses the tasks facing the University and tells of plans for the
coming academic year.
State of the University Address. This address is given annually, in the
winter season, by television, reaching the general public and all three
campuses of the University.
Faculty Letter. Issued from time to time throughout the academic year,
the Faculty Letter contains statements or documents of basic interest and
importance. The publication is edited by members of the President's staff.
Campus Report. Published monthly by the Office of the Chancellor
through the academic year, the Campus Report contains news items and
features of interest to the Urbana-Champaign campus. The Office of
Public Information edits the report.
The faculty of the University is organized into major academic units of
colleges, schools, divisions, and institutes. Under each of these, there may
be further organization into departments.
The College. The college is the highest educational and administrative
group within the University. It is governed in its internal administration
by its faculty which, in this sense, consists of the President, the Executive
Vice-President and Provost, the Chancellor, the dean, associate deans, and
assistant deans of the college, and all professors, associate professors, assis-
tant professors, and instructors within the group it comprises, together
with a representative of any other department or group entitled to repre-
sentation by virtue of participation in the college's instructional program.
The college has the fullest measure of autonomy consistent with the
maintenance of general University educational policy and correct aca-
demic and administrative relations with other divisions of the University.
The dean of the college, its chief executive officer, is responsible to the
Chancellor and, in turn, to the President for its administration. He is
elected biennially by the Board of Trustees upon nomination of the
An executive committee of two or more members, elected by the faculty
from the professors, associate professors, and assistant professors of the
college, is advisory to the dean and transacts business delegated to it by
The School. The school is an educational and administrative unit occu-
pying a status between the department and the college. If the school is
organized within a college, it is under the general direction of the college
faculty. If it is organized as an independent administrative unit, it is
governed by the same regulations as govern a college. The chief execu-
tive officer of a school is the director.
The Department. The department is the primary unit of education and
administration within the University. A department is organized with
either a chairman or a head, but in either case the executive officer must
consult with a departmental committee on matters of departmental policy.
The two forms of departmental organization are fully explained in the
A complete listing of the curricula and of the individual studies in these
curricula may be found in the Undergraduate Study and Undergraduate
Courses catalogs and the Graduate College catalog for the Urbana-
Champaign campus, the Chicago Circle catalog for that campus, and the
individual catalogs of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and
Dentistry, and the Graduate College for the Medical Center campus.
The present academic organization of the University comprises the units
below, together with affiliated units and institutions. The University was
established under a charter approved by the Illinois General Assembly
on February 28, 1867. It opened March 2, 1868, with a curriculum con-
taining five departments: agriculture; polytechnic (made up of mechani-
cal science and art, civil engineering, mining and metallurgy, and
architecture and fine arts) ; military; chemistry and natural science; and
general science and literature (including most of the curriculum of the
classical colleges of the day) .
Urbana-Champaign (The parenthetical dates in the following listings are years
of establishment as recognizably separate units.)
College of Agriculture (1868)
College of Engineering (1868)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (each 1868, combined 1913)
Graduate School of Library Science (1893)
College of Law (1897)
College of Education (1905)
Graduate College (1908)
College of Commerce and Business Administration ( 1915)
College of Communications (1927)
College of Fine and Applied Arts ( 1931 )
College of Physical Education (1932)
Jane Addams Graduate School of Social Work ( 1944)
College of Veterinary Medicine ( 1944)
Institute of Aviation (1945)
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations ( 1945)
Medical Center, Chicago
College of Pharmacy (affiliated with the University, 1896)
College of Medicine (affiliated with the University, 1897)
College of Dentistry (affiliated with the University, 1901)
Graduate College (1916)
College of Nursing (formally organized, 1952, but indirectly affiliated with
the University for many years before that)
Chicago Circle (opened in 1946 as the Chicago Undergraduate Division, at
Navy Pier; moved to Chicago Circle in February, 1965; dates
below give formal establishment of units named )
College of Architecture and Art (1962)
College of Business Administration (1963)
College of Engineering (1963)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ( 1963)
College of Education (1966)
Graduate College (1967)
University of Illinois Alumni Association
University of Illinois Athletic Association
University of Illinois Citizens Committee
University of Illinois Dads Association
University of Illinois Foundation
University of Illinois Mothers Association
Illinois State Geological Survey
Illinois State Historical Survey
Illinois State Natural History Survey
Illinois State Water Survey
State Universities Retirement System
University Civil Service System of Illinois
Chicago State Tuberculosis Sanitarium
Cook County Hospital
Hines Veterans Administration Hospital
Illinois State Psychiatric Institute (Chicago)
Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital (Chicago)
West Side Veterans Administration Hospital (Chicago)
DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR UNITS
Following is a description of the major units at Urbana-Champaign.
Further information is available from the individual catalogs of these units.
College of Agriculture. Organized when the University opened in 1868,
the College of Agriculture has a fourfold function of teaching, research,
extension, and international programs. The College is organized into
ten subject-matter departments and several offices that perform somewhat
The ten departments are Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineer-
ing, Agronomy, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Food Science, Forestry,
Home Economics, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology, and their activities
cut across each of the four functions of the College. An Office of Agri-
cultural Communications and an Office of Publications serve the informa-
tion programs of the College. The Vocational Agriculture Service works
with the vocational agriculture teachers of the state, largely through the
preparation of teaching materials. Some of the work of the College is in
cooperation with other colleges or agencies; research and extension work
in veterinary medicine and entomology are carried on in cooperation with
the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Illinois Natural History Sur-
vey, respectively; the teaching program in agricultural communications is
in cooperation with the College of Communications; and the four-year
curriculum in agricultural engineering is administered in the College of
The teaching program of the College covers all subject-matter areas at all
levels of instruction. Research work is carried on through the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station (see page 78) . The Office of International Agri-
cultural Programs provides continuity and leadership in planning, devel-
oping, and coordinating collegewide international programs of instruction,
research, graduate training, and public service. The Cooperative Exten-
sion Service in Agriculture and Home Economics conducts a variety of
educational programs. The field staff of the Extension Service includes
county and area advisers serving every county in Illinois and state spe-
cialists who are members of the various subject-matter departments.
Institute of Aviation. The Institute of Aviation, established in 1945 to
coordinate and carry on work in this field, offers two-year programs in
aircraft maintenance, aviation electronics, and professional pilot training.
It also offers pilot training leading to Federal Aviation Administration
certificates and ratings. It operates the University of Illinois-Willard Air-
port, a fleet of more than 50 aircraft, and a staff air- transportation service
covering over a half -million passenger miles a year.
College of Commerce and Business Administration. Established in 1915,
the College of Commerce and Business Administration has departments
in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, and Business Administration which
offer undergraduate courses. Graduate programs are offered by all the
In the College are the Executive Development Center, established in 1958
to give specialized training to business administrators; the Bureau of
Business Management, formed in 1948 to help small businessmen with
management problems; the Bureau of Economic and Business Research,
started in 1921 to conduct general studies of business and economic prob-
lems of special interest to Illinois and to publish its findings in the monthly
Illinois Business Review and the quarterly Review of Economics and
Business. The Center for International Education and Research in Ac-
counting established in 1962 fosters, in addition to education and research
in accounting, international exchange of ideas and materials, assists ac-
counting faculty and students from other countries who come to the
University of Illinois, and provides faculty members for assignments to
universities in other countries.
College of Communications. The College, established in 1927, offers two-
year professional courses in the departments of Journalism, Advertising,
and Radio and Television. Included in the College are the Institute of
Communications Research, established in 1947 to bring an interdisciplin-
ary approach to basic research in all aspects of human communications,
and the Division of University Broadcasting which operates WILL-AM-
FM and WILL-TV, the University radio and television stations.
College of Education. Established in 1905, the College of Education
provides professional education courses for teachers, with subject-matter
work given in other colleges of the University. The Council on Teacher
Education, made up of the deans of the eight colleges most concerned,
coordinates teacher education programs.
The seven departments of the College are Educational Administration
and Supervision, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, History
and Philosophy of Education, Secondary and Continuing Education,
Special Education, and Vocational and Technical Education.
In the College of Education are the Bureau of Educational Research,
established in 1918 to conduct tests and studies; the Center for Instruc-
tional Research and Curriculum Evaluation; the Curriculum Laboratory
and University High School; and the Institute for Research on Excep-
College of Engineering. The College of Engineering, an original unit
when the University opened in 1868, includes the departments of Aero-
nautical and Astronautical Engineering; Ceramic Engineering; Civil Engi-
neering; Electrical Engineering; General Engineering; Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering; Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineering;
Physics; and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
The College conducts the Nuclear Engineering Program which offers
graduate degrees in nuclear engineering. The graduate program in sanitary
engineering is a curriculum of the Department of Civil Engineering. The
College of Engineering cooperates with the College of Agriculture in offer-
ing agricultural engineering and with the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences in offering chemical engineering. Programs leading to the bache-
lor's degree are offered in all fields except mining, petroleum, sanitary, and
nuclear engineering. Graduate programs are conducted in all other depart-
ments except General Engineering, which offers bachelor's degrees only.
The College also operates two interdisciplinary laboratories: the Coordi-
nated Science Laboratory, which conducts research primarily in the field of
information science and engineering, and the Materials Research Labora-
tory, which concentrates on solid state materials research.
Both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs in the teaching of
engineering technology are administered by the College of Engineering
through the Council on Teacher Education with the cooperation of the
College of Education.
The Engineering Experiment Station, a part of the College established in
1903, conducts more than 500 research studies involving approximately
$15,000,000. Of this research budget, nearly $13,000,000 is from sponsor-
ing agencies outside the University, including the federal government. To
promote close educational and research relations with industries, the Sta-
tion administers an Office of University-Industry Relations, which conducts
short courses and symposia on subjects of interest to practicing engineers.
College of Fine and Applied Arts. Established in 1931, the College of
Fine and Applied Arts offers instruction in six departments — Architecture,
Art, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Theatre, and Dance — and
one school, the School of Music. The College also administers the Krannert
Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and coordi-
nates the biennial Festival of Contemporary Arts. The University Bands,
composed of four concert groups, are organized as a separate unit in the
The School of Music, established in 1895 and joined with the college in
1931, gives instruction in applied music, music theory and composition,
musicology, and music education. Its faculty artists include the members
of the Walden String Quartet and the Faculty Woodwind Quintet.
Student performing organizations are the University Symphony Orches-
tra, University Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Oratorio Society
(open to faculty, students, and townspeople), University Choir, Men's
Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, University Chorus, University Opera
Group, Chamber Choir, and various small vocal and instrumental en-
sembles. The University Jazz Band is co-sponsored by the Illini Union
Student Activities and the School of Music.
The Bureau of Community Planning is an independent research and ex-
tension unit in the College. The Small Homes Council-Building Research
Council, established in 1944, is a research and information agency work-
ing to improve housing and building. It issues nontechnical illustrated
circulars for the benefit of home owners and home planners.
Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Established in 1947 as an
autonomous body within the University, the Institute conducts research
on the state, local, and urban political processes. Much of the research,
both scholarly and applied, originates from close contact with public
officials and government operations, and is coordinated with other aca-
demic departments. Staff members hold key positions on state govern-
ment advisory boards, and engage in research and consulting for state
and local agencies and commissions. In its service capacity, which comple-
ments its research activities, the Institute has recently sponsored seminars
for public officials, scholars, and interested citizens on state and local fi-
nance and on the ombudsman. The Institute also serves as coordinator for
a statewide legislative staff program, and is conducting the staff and re-
search work for the Illinois Constitution Study Commission and the Con-
stitution Research Group.
Graduate College. All graduate instruction and all graduate degrees are
under the jurisdiction of the Graduate College. It was formally established
in 1908, although the University began offering graduate work in 1894.
The faculty of the Urbana-Champaign Graduate College consists of the
President, the Executive Vice-President and Provost, the Chancellor, the
Dean of the Graduate College, and all those who, on the recommendation
of the departments or of other teaching or research divisions, have been
approved by the Executive Committee and the Dean of the Graduate Col-
lege to be in charge of courses designed for graduate students or of theses to
be submitted for advanced degrees.
The Graduate College maintains several research facilities for the use of
staff members and graduate students throughout the University. A brief
description of these units follows.
The Center for Advanced Study, established in 1959 as a special unit of the
Graduate College, encourages creative achievement and scholarship among
members of the faculty by providing recognition and incentives for the
highest level of scholarly achievement.
The Center for Human Ecology carries out both teaching and research. It
is problem oriented and concerned with such matters as population and
population patterns, environmental pollution, and food and water supply.
The Children's Research Center conducts interdisciplinary research in the
general area of emotionally disturbed and mentally retarded children.
The Committee on Natural Areas has as a major objective the development
of research and the educational use of University-owned natural areas.
The Computer-based Education Research Laboratory encourages staff
members from many University academic units to cooperate in developing
the full potential of computer-based education and research.
The Department of Computer Science is a degree-granting department
with a broad program of research and graduate education in computer
science and engineering. It also provides computer services to faculty
members throughout the University.
The Illinois Historical Survey provides a wide variety of services for stu-
dents and faculty and contains valuable collections of Illinois manuscripts.
The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, established in the Graduate
College in 1968, offers a facility for research and graduate education in
meteorology and atmospheric sciences.
The Survey Research Laboratory conducts and promotes research in survey
methods, trains graduate and undergraduate students in survey methods,
and conducts surveys for University research projects.
The Water Resources Center encourages and coordinates University-wide
planning and implementation of interdisciplinary programs for research
and graduate education in water resources and related areas.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Institute was estab-
lished in 1945 and is an interdisciplinary unit offering programs leading to
the Master of Arts and doctor's degrees. It conducts research programs in
domestic and international comparative industrial relations and manpower
problems and offers extension training for labor and management groups
in cooperation with the Division of University Extension.
College of Law. Organized in 1897, the College offers a three-year
sequence of courses leading to the first professional degree in law, and a
program leading to graduate degrees awarded by the Graduate College.
The College publishes the Law Forum, a quarterly restricted in content
to symposia and to invited articles. The Law Forum, which contains a
student section, is conducted with the advice and assistance of a Council
of Practicing Lawyers, which has a rotating membership.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College was established in
1913 by combining the College of Literature and Arts and the College of
Sciences, both original units of the University when it opened in 1868. Its
departments are: Anthropology; Astronomy; Botany; Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering; Classics; English; Entomology; French; Geog-
raphy; Geology; Germanic Languages and Literatures; History; Linguis-
tics; Mathematics; Microbiology; Philosophy; Physiology and Biophysics;
Political Science; Psychology; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Sociology;
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; Speech; and Zoology.
Interdisciplinary programs are developed by the following units of the
College: the School of Life Sciences, which sponsors interdepartmental
programs in the biological sciences; the Center for Russian Language and
Area Studies; the Center for Latin-American Studies; the Asian Studies
Center; and the graduate program in comparative literature. The Lan-
guage Laboratory serves as a joint teaching facility for the modern lan-
Administered by units within the College are the Speech and Hearing
Clinic, the Psychological Clinic, the Natural History Museum, the Classical
and European Culture Museum, the Radioisotope Laboratory, and the
Central Electron Microscope Laboratory.
Graduate School of Library Science. The School began in 1893 as the
first library school west of the Alleghenies, and became a part of the Uni-
versity in 1897. It seeks to prepare librarians for all main types of librar-
ies and library functions, including information storage and retrieval. The
School, which offers an undergraduate minor and master's and doctoral
degrees, has an active publications program and conducts research through
its Library Research Center.
College of Physical Education. The College was established as the School
of Physical Education in 1932 and was changed to the College of Physical
Education in 1957. Its four departments are: Health and Safety Educa-
tion, Physical Education for Men, Physical Education for Women, and
Recreation and Park Administration. The Bachelor of Science and the
Master of Science degrees are offered by each of these departments. A
Doctor of Philosophy is offered in physical education (including options
in health education and recreation). These programs offer opportunities
for specialization in teaching, leadership, administration, research, and
The Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services and the Division of
Intramural Activities are adminstered by the College. The College also
operates the Office of Recreation and Park Resources and several special
units in research and public service. These are the Physical Fitness Lab-
oratory, the Sports Psychology Laboratory, the Oral History Office, and the
Exercise Therapy Clinic.
Jane Addams Graduate School of Social Work. The School, begun in
1944, offers accredited instruction at Urbana-Champaign and at Chicago
Circle. It is an accredited charter member of the national Council on So-
cial Work Education. In cooperation with the Division of University Ex-
tension, the School also offers a series of summer institutes in social work.
Summer Session. First held in 1894, the Summer Session offers a com-
prehensive schedule of courses of eight weeks' duration, and a few depart-
ments offer special intensive courses lasting only four weeks. The College
of Law also holds two five and one-half week terms. All colleges on the
Urbana-Champaign campus are included in the regular eight-week sum-
Enrollment for the 1969 session was a record 11,988, including 7,881 grad-
uates and 4,107 undergraduate and professional students.
Division of University Extension. Organized in 1933, the Division of
University Extension is that arm of the University which conducts courses
for the benefit of persons unable to enroll at one of the campuses. It also
organizes short courses, conferences, and other special programs, both on
the campus and elsewhere in the state. A growing number of courses, in-
cluding many credit courses in graduate engineering, are conducted using
the remote teaching approach with multi-media electronic systems, includ-
ing the UNIVEX telephone network for voice communications and the
VERB electronic blackboard for written communications. Extension sec-
tions (in lieu of departments) are: Correspondence Study, Extramural
Classes, Audio- Visual Aids Service, Short Courses and Conferences, Exten-
sion in Engineering, Extension in Music, Extension in Visual Arts, Fire-
manship Training, Police Training Institute, Civil Defense Instructors'
Training, Speakers Bureau, International Affairs, and Special Programs
and Research. The Division administers Allerton House and Hott Memo-
rial Center, and maintains field offices in Springfield, Chicago, East St.
Louis, Dixon, and Urbana-Champaign.
College of Veterinary Medicine. Established in 1944, the College includes
the departments of Biological Structure, Clinical Medicine, Pathology
and Hygiene, and Physiology and Pharamacology. Through teaching and
research activities last year, the Veterinary Medical Clinics treated 32,675
wild and domestic animal patients. The State Diagnostic Service, in
which the College cooperates with the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
examined 120,227 specimens and performed 2,085 autopsies. The Center
for Zoonoses Research, based in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is
important in furthering human and animal health and welfare, conducting
interdisciplinary research, and providing graduate teaching.
THE CHICAGO CAMPUSES
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. Now in its fourth year, with a
fully developed framework of academic study, this urban-oriented com-
muter university has embarked upon special programs that are tailored to
the needs of a growing and changing society. Since its opening day,
February 22, 1965, the Chicago Circle campus has added programs at
advanced undergraduate levels, and at the master's and Doctor of Philos-
ophy levels within the Graduate College.
To the 19 building units now in use for teaching, administration,
physical plant operation and maintenance, utilities, and student service and
activities purposes, three new buildings are being added in the coming
year — indicative of the planned growth to a student body of 25,000 by
1974. Enrollment projection for fall, 1969, totals 16,364 for undergraduate
and graduate students. Located at the intersection of Chicago's major
expressways which afford most direct access by personal cars, and serviced
by seven of the city's public transportation routes, the campus location is
perfectly keyed to commuter needs.
A National Historic Landmark — Jane Addams' Hull House — is located
University of Illinois at the Medical Center. Five colleges (Dentistry,
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Graduate College) and the Uni-
versity of Illinois Hospital form the nucleus of the Medical Center district
on Chicago's near West Side, largest medical center in the world. The
39-acre campus has a plant value of approximately $73,500,000. Faculty
and staff total nearly 4,000 for an enrollment of over 2,600 students.
The Medical Center has a close working relationship with adjacent medical
institutions such as Cook County Hospital, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital,
West Side Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago State Tuberculosis
Sanitarium, Institute for Juvenile Research, and the Illinois State Psychi-
atric and Pediatric Institutes.
Special research facilities include a Center for the Study of Medical Educa-
tion, the Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Research Resources Laboratory, the
Medical Research Laboratory, a Drug and Horticultural Experiment Sta-
tion (at Lisle), and the Library for Medical Sciences, one of the largest
and most complete medical libraries in the United States. The School of
Associated Medical Sciences offers four baccalaureate programs — medical
art, medical record administration, medical technology, and occupational
Additional units of the Medical Center are the Division of Services for
Crippled Children, with a central business office in Springfield and regional
and district offices throughout the state, and the Institution for Tuber-
culosis Research, which was set up in 1950 to produce the vaccine BCG
and to pursue related studies in tuberculosis immunity.
University of Illinois Alumni Association. The Alumni Association was
founded in 1873 to foster continuance of close ties of former students with
their alma mater.
The Alumni Association publishes the Alumni News, which has eight
issues a year; encourages activities of Illini Clubs throughout the nation
and overseas; solicits alumni support for University activities; and ar-
ranges class reunions and other functions.
Constituent alumni associations of colleges, schools, and departments carry
on programs under aegis of the University Alumni Association. Such orga-
nizations exist in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Agriculture,
Architecture, Art, Ceramic Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engi-
neering, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Business Administration, Com-
munications, Education, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering,
Geology, Law, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Music, Physical
Education, Physical Education for Women, Speech, and Veterinary Medi-
cine, all at Urbana-Champaign ; Business Administration at Chicago
Circle; and, at the Medical Center, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupa-
tional Therapy, and Pharmacy.
University of Illinois Athletic Association. The Athletic Association is a
non-profit corporation which conducts intercollegiate sports. It is gov-
erned by a board of directors appointed by the University of Illinois Board
of Trustees, with both faculty and alumni membership. An Athletic Coun-
cil, composed of students, faculty, and alumni, governs selection of cheer-
leaders and student managers and grants letter awards. The University's
policies on eligibility are established by the Urbana-Champaign Senate,
upon recommendation of its Committee on Athletics and Recreation.
The University is a member of the Intercollegiate Conference (Big Ten),
and the President of the University appoints the University's official
Faculty Representative to the Intercollegiate Conference.
The Athletic Association is self-supporting. However, its budget must be
approved by the University Board of Trustees.
University of Illinois Citizens Committee. The Citizens Committee is
made up of about 350 influential citizens of Illinois. These men and
women are interested in their state university; but, for the most part, they
are not among its alumni. The group does, however, include all former
members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The Committee
serves as a sounding board of general opinion in the formation of Uni-
versity policy, and provides officers of the University with an opportunity
to inform these key citizens about its accomplishments, aspirations, and
needs. Members are appointed by the Board of Trustees for three-year
Meetings are held annually in each of the five regions.
University of Illinois Dads Association. The Dads Association, founded
in 1922, has approximately 6,500 contributing members. It carries on
activities to benefit students, inform parents, and support the University.
These include an annual series of summer meetings on campus to acquaint
parents with campus life; financing of nine scholarships; publication of the
monthly newspaper, Dads lllini; and Dad's Day weekend on campus. In
summary, the organization provides the medium for establishing a personal
relationship with the University by including each member dad in the Uni-
University of Illinois Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1935,
is the fund-raising arm of the University. It seeks gifts from alumni and
other friends through mailings, personal contacts, and campaigns in major
cities throughout the United States. Chiefly through a new unit, University
Patents, Inc., the Foundation has the responsibility for the University's
patent promotion program, with income going to University projects. The
Foundation also acts as fiscal agent for the University, chiefly in the pur-
chase or lease of properties the University wants to acquire.
University of Illinois Mothers Association. Founded in 1923, the Mothers
Association serves students, parents, and the University. The Association
supports scholarships and financial assistance to the Students' Aid Fund
and honors first semester freshmen who attain straight "A" academic
averages with awards sent to the high schools from which they were
Student Survival Kits, attractively packaged snack foods, were originated
by the Mothers Association as a morale booster for students studying for
final examinations. A quarterly newsletter, llli-Notes, is mailed to all
contributing members of the Association. The organization awards the
Medallion of Honor annually to a person who by example and service has
enriched the lives of others. With the lllini Union Student Activities Com-
mittee, the Association co-sponsors the annual Mother's Day weekend.
State Scientific Surveys. Three state scientific surveys are situated on the
Urbana-Champaign campus. They are under the direction of the State
Board of Natural Resources and Conservation, which is in the Illinois State
Department of Registration and Education. The surveys are the Illinois
State Natural History Survey and the Illinois Geological Survey, jointly
occupying the Natural Resources Building at Peabody Drive and Sixth
Street, and the Illinois State Water Survey, in the Water Resources Build-
ing on Springfield Avenue west of Wright Street. They cooperate with the
University in the use of scientific staff and equipment. A few of the survey
staff members have joint appointments on the University faculty. The
biennial budget of the surveys is entirely separate from that of the Univer-
sity, although for special research projects supported by non-state funds
the University serves as the fiscal agent for the surveys. Survey staff mem-
bers enjoy many University benefits.
State Universities Retirement System. The Office of the State Univer-
sities Retirement System is also situated on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
This System provides a program of death and survivors benefits, disability
benefits, and retirement benefits for academic and nonacademic employees
of all state-supported institutions of higher education and of certain allied
agencies. The System is affiliated with certain other retirement systems in
the state through the operation of the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
University Civil Service System of Illinois. The headquarters of the Sys-
tem are on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois.
The Statute and Rules governing the System apply to all members of the
nonacademic staff of the University. The System also serves institutions of
higher learning governed by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois
University, by the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities,
and by the Board of Regents of the Regency University System, as well as
employees of certain affiliated boards and agencies.
THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET
The University has not one budget, but several, and budget-making is a
Every year, the chief University administrative officers and spokesmen for
the Board of Trustees present the University's budget requests to the
General Assembly. There are two separate budget requests: one for the
operating budget and one for the capital budget.
Legislative Budget for Operations. Before the University spokesmen go
to Springfield with the University requests, the budget has been many
months in formation. A large portion of the budget is based upon formulas
developed by the staff of the State Board of Higher Education in consul-
tation with representatives of the various state universities. For the remain-
der of the requests, first action is on the departmental level, when the
department heads or chairmen, often assisted by departmental committees,
state their departments' needs for the following year. These departmental
requests are sifted and studied by the deans and directors of the colleges
and schools, assisted by their executive committees. College budget requests
are sent to the Chancellor for review. The Chancellor's recommendations
are submitted to the President and are then reviewed by the University
Budget Committee, consisting of the Executive Vice-President and Provost
as chairman, the Vice-President and Comptroller, the Chancellors, and
the chairman of the Senate budget committees. The budget is submitted
by the President to the Board of Trustees for approval. The State Board
of Higher Education reviews the budget requests and makes a report to
the Governor and the legislative bodies.
After the budget request has been sent to Springfield, it becomes the basis
for a number of hearings at which the University officials and trustees
appear in its behalf. First to consider it is the Illinois Budgetary Commis-
sion, made up jointly of members of both houses of the General Assembly.
Then the Governor and his financial advisers go over it and arrive at a
figure which the Governor is willing to recommend in his budgetary
message. As the legislative session goes into the spring months, the Uni-
versity's monetary request is considered at separate hearings of the Senate
and House appropriations committees, and is passed in open sessions of
both houses before going to the Governor for signature.
Legislative Budget for Capital Improvements. The capital, or building,
budget comes into being in a slightly different way. Requests from the de-
partments are forwarded to the respective colleges, and thence from the
colleges are routed to the Chancellor at each campus who refers them to the
Campus Planning Committee (one on each campus) which reviews them
and makes recommendations to the Chancellor. Each Chancellor transmits
his recommendations to the Executive Vice-President and Provost, who is
chairman of the University Building Program Committee. In addition to
the Executive Vice-President and Provost as chairman, the membership
of the latter committee consists of the Chancellors, the Vice-President and
Comptroller, and the chairmen of the three campus planning committees.
The recommendations of the University Building Program Committee
are submitted to the President, who submits his recommendations to the
Board of Trustees.
Detailed Operating Budget. In the spring of each year the Chancellors
send allotments to the colleges and administrative units, based upon the
legislative budget requests. Each department then prepares its detailed
budget by individual positions, plus funds for wages, expense, and equip-
ment. These budgets are submitted through administrative channels to
the Board of Trustees for approval. This budget includes not only the
state appropriations but all other funds of the University. Contracts for
continuing members of the staff are written from the budget.
Budget and Financial Information. The action of the Board of Trustees
on the various budgets appears in the Faculty Letter at the appropriate
times. Financial information for the past fiscal year is included in the
publication entitled Your Money, Your University, which is distributed
to faculty and departmental offices during the winter.
Employment Policies and Procedures
Employees of the University of Illinois are classified as academic or non-
academic. This booklet is addressed to the academic staff — the faculty
— those individuals engaged in teaching, research, administration, and
The University Statutes recognize these academic ranks: professor, asso-
ciate professor, assistant professor, instructor or research associate, and
assistant. Graduate assistants are of two types — research and teaching;
they are assigned to their duties by the executive officer of the department.
Appropriate academic rank, with its rights and privileges, may be ac-
corded members of the administrative staff.
The University of Illinois with a long tradition of nondiscrimination in
employment seeks to take an increasingly more positive position. Realizing
that past conditions and attitudes can not be changed by statements which
merely declare the University to be an equal opportunity employer, the
University now recruits employees from among those traditionally left out
of jobs. Furthermore, the University has established training programs
which will assist those who need to upgrade their skills. It is hoped this
policy of recruitment and training will relieve some of the economic
stress that exists in the community.
APPOINTMENTS AND TENURE
Recommendations for faculty appointments and reappointments originate
at the department level and are reviewed successively by the dean or direc-
tor, the Dean of the Graduate College (if the appointment involves a
person who may be expected to offer courses which carry graduate credit) ,
the Chancellor, and the President, who makes the final recommendation
to the Board of Trustees, the appointing agency. During the course of
this review, the Office of Business Affairs checks concerning availability of
funds for the appointment.
Contracts and renewals are usually sent to faculty members in July or
August; they must be signed and returned to the Secretary of the Board
to complete the record. (Delay in acceptance of a contract may result in
delay in payment of salary.) As a rule, however, members of the faculty
in nontenure positions are informed concerning renewal and terms of
their appointments several months before contracts are issued.
Except under unusual circumstances evidenced by special written agree-
ment approved by the President of the University and the appointee, the
tenure for the academic ranks of professor, associate professor, assistant
professor, instructor, and research associate are as provided in Section 38
of the University Statutes.
An appointment as professor or associate professor is normally for an
indefinite term (colloquially, they "have tenure"), except that first ap-
pointments or temporary appointments may be made for shorter periods.
Ordinarily, appointments as assistant professor, instructor, or research
associate are for one year. However, upon the completion of a proba-
tionary period of seven academic years, as defined in Section 38(b) of the
University Statutes, an assistant professor, instructor, or research associate
may be reappointed for an indefinite term.
Assistants do not receive formal contracts, but are notified by their depart-
ment when their employment has been approved.
Tenure is terminated by expiration of term of employment, honorable
retirement, resignation, or discharge for cause. Section 38 of the Uni-
versity Statutes gives further explanation of tenure termination for cause.
The University establishes its position on academic freedom in Section
39 of the University Statutes.
Decisions to recommend promotions usually are made by the department
head, aided by a departmental committee. These proposals are then
considered by the dean and the college executive committee and sent to
the Chancellor. Recommendations for promotion to the ranks of associate
and full professor are reviewed by a Committee on Promotions. All recom-
mendations are then reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate College and
by the Chancellor. In the light of this process of review, the President
makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final action.
Statutes provide that in recommending appointments, promotions, and
salary increases, administrators give special consideration to teaching
ability and performance, research ability and achievement, and general
usefulness or promise of usefulness to the University, whichever are
While salaries thus are based on merit and may vary widely within ranks,
the Board of Trustees has established the following minimums, effective
Nine-month appointees who teach in the summer session receive extra
pay at the monthly rate of one-ninth of their full-time rate.
Any summer employment, whether for teaching or research, is limited to
two months beyond the nine-month academic year.
As a rule, full-time employees receive no compensation for services in
excess of a normal schedule, except for a reasonable amount of instruction
in the Division of University Extension or grading special examinations.
Pay rates for correspondence courses are $3.00, grading each lesson; $4.00,
grading each standardized final examination; and $6.00, grading each in-
dividualized examination. Pay rates per class hour for extension teaching
Rank twenty-mile radius) Off-Campus
(Bonus for 400-level courses: for professors, $4.00 per
teaching hour; for others, $3.00 per teaching hour.)
SHORT COURSES AND CONFERENCES
Instructor and Assistant
Appointments to the academic staff of the Division of University Exten-
sion are made on recommendation of the Dean of University Extension in
consultation with the departmental executive officer.
All faculty members are paid in 12 monthly installments. Part-time assis-
tants employed on a nine-month basis receive their salaries in 10 install-
ments, of which the first and last are one-half normal size and the other
eight full installments. Salary checks are received on the first working day
of the month for the previous months' employment.
Those members of the faculty who are appointed for the academic year
(September 16 through June 15) may take other employment during
the summer months if they so desire. However, they are expected to report
for any departmental meetings before registration.
Twelve-month appointees receive one month's vacation with pay each
year. Vacations are not cumulative, but a deferred vacation may be
arranged at the request of the appointee or of his department. Deferred
vacations must be taken within the succeeding 1 2 months.
The teaching load during the months of employment is set by the depart-
Holidays recognized by the University are New Year's, Memorial Day,
Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and other such
days as may be determined by the President of the University or the
Resignation before a contract expires is accomplished by a letter addressed
to the President but submitted to the department head, who forwards it
to his dean for transmittal to the Chancellor and the President. For mem-
bers on 12-month appointment, with allowable vacation, salary payments
stop at the date of termination if during the first year of service; after
a full year of service, a pro rata share of earned vacation is paid.
For members on academic-year appointment, the total payment equals
a percentage of the annual salary determined by the services rendered
from September 16 to date of termination, in relation to the period from
September 16 to June 15.
In line with general practice in educational institutions, resignations to be
effective before the end of an academic year are looked on with disfavor
in the absence of conditions, such as illness, which make fulfillment of
contract terms extremely difficult if not impossible.
PAYROLL FORMS AND PROCEDURES
New employees can not be put on the University payroll until the follow-
ing forms, which are sent to them by the Office of Business Affairs, have
been completed and returned to the Bursar:
Check Distribution Forms. Through use of these forms, you can autho-
rize the Bursar to mail your salary check to your office or home, or directly
to your bank for deposit.
Employee Withholding Exemption Certificate. This form provides the
University with the number of tax exemptions to be used in computing
withholding for income taxes. Additional withholding, above the minimum
required by law, is provided for if the faculty member desires it.
Retirement Option Card. New staff members who are appointed to
temporary positions at one-half time or more must indicate whether they
wish to participate in the Retirement System during their first year of ser-
vice. Participation is mandatory after the first year for such employees.
When you join the Retirement System, the employee contribution is de-
ducted from your check each pay period.
Faculty members also receive from the Office of Business Affairs a staff
identification card, issued annually, which is needed to use the Library,
to purchase Athletic Association ticket books, and for other staff privileges.
All new employees of the University, unless excepted by the President, are
required to take a physical examination, in a form prescribed by the
Director of the Health Service. Employees securing a rating of "unemploy-
able" may not be employed, except on approval of the President. A new
faculty member should call the Health Service (333-2717) for an appoint-
ment for a physical examination, as soon as possible after beginning work.
Absences from duty must be reported to the department office. Reports
of sick leave, vacation, and absence for other than regular business reasons
are forwarded through the department to the dean and sometimes to the
Chancellor. Any question about the propriety of an absence is referred
by the department executive officer to the dean and the Chancellor for
recommendation and approval.
LEAVES OF ABSENCES
Leaves of absence, with or without pay, for study, research, or other pro-
fessional reasons may be granted to a member of the faculty under certain
conditions. Recommendations for sabbatical leaves or leaves without pay
originate with the department and are approved by the dean, the Chan-
cellor, the President, and the Board of Trustees.
Sabbatical Leaves of Absence. Section 40 of the University of Illinois
Statutes provides that "on the recommendation of the head or chairman
of a department, and with the approval of the dean of the college, director
of the school or director of the institute, the Chancellor, the President, and
the Board of Trustees, a member of the faculty who has the rank of
professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, and who has served
the University for the periods indicated below on full-time appointment
as an instructor or in higher rank since his original appointment or since
the termination of his last leave on salary, may be granted leave of absence
with pay for the purpose of study, research, or other pursuit, the object
of which is to increase his usefulness to the University; the following
options are available :
"(1) After completion of six appointment years of full-time service, a
member of the faculty is eligible to apply for sabbatical leave for:
one appointment year at half salary; or
one-half of an appointment year at full salary; or
two- thirds of an appointment year (i.e., two quarters) at three-
"(2) After completion of four appointment years of full-time service, a
member of the faculty is eligible to apply for leave for :
two- thirds of an appointment year (i.e., two quarters) at one-half
one- third of an appointment year (one quarter) at full salary.
"(3) After completion of three appointment years of full-time service,
and in cases where the interest of the department and the University
would clearly be served thereby, leave may be granted for one-half an
appointment year at half pay, provided that the granting of such leave
does not involve expense to the University in excess of the portion of the
salary released in consequence of the granting of such leave.
"In recommending a leave with pay according to any of the options pro-
vided above," the Statues continue, "it shall be understood by all recom-
mending officers concerned that the department in which the applicant is
teaching or working undertakes, so far as is practicable, to carry on during
his absence without increase in the departmental budget, such part of his
work as the interests of the department and of the University require to be
continued without interruption during the period in which he is 'absent.' "
Service credit for leaves of absence with pay is not cumulative. Each
person who has been on sabbatical must on return make a report through
the usual official channels to the Chancellor concerning the nature of the
studies, research, or other work undertaken by him while on sabbatical
A faculty member who receives a sabbatical leave must agree to return
to the University upon completion of that leave and remain in its service
for at least one year thereafter. The University, on its part, agrees to
retain him for the period of one year after his return.
No one on sabbatical may accept remunerative employment or engage
in professional practice or work for which he receives pecuniary compen-
sation. This prohibition, however, should not be construed as forbidding
a faculty member while on leave from giving a limited number of lectures
or engaging in limited amounts of other work. But in such cases the
approval of the Chancellor to the giving of the lectures or the doing of
other work is required. A faculty member while on leave may accept a
scholarship or fellowship carrying a stipend for purposes of study, research,
or scientific investigation, or accept a grant of money made for such
purposes, providing the acceptance of the grant does not impose duties on
the recipient incompatible with the general purpose of the sabbatical leave.
Leaves of Absence Without Pay. Such leaves may be granted by the
Chancellor on recommendation of the department head and dean, but
rarely extend beyond a year. A request for such leave should be made as
far in advance as possible, so that neither instruction nor research pro-
grams will be interrupted. An employee on leave of absence without pay
may, if he wishes, continue his contribution to the Retirement System
during his absence. However, if he does not return to the University at
the end of his leave, he may not count the period of absence as "service
credit" in the Retirement System. His payments will be refunded to him
and the termination of employment will be considered the date on which
his leave began.
An employee on leave may continue his University group insurance by
getting in contact with the insurance office on his campus before the
effective date of the leave and arranging to pay the premiums for the term
of the leave.
Faculty members on 12-month appointment who serve in the armed
forces reserves may go on active duty two weeks each year without losing
vacation time. Those called to full-time active duty may request and
receive leaves of absence.
Full-time staff members who are satisfactorily fulfilling their University
obligations may carry on some professional or business activities of an
income-producing character when such activities are not in conflict with
University interests. The head of the department of which the employee
is a member should know and approve of these activities outside the
The University has a contract with an insurance company which makes
available a voluntary hospital, medical, and surgical insurance program
for staff and dependents, a term life insurance program, and a personal
accident insurance program.
New employees are given 90 days from date of employment to enroll.
Under the hospital, medical, and surgical program, premiums are paid by
payroll deduction, with the University paying part of the cost. No medical
examination is required.
The term life insurance program provides a $5,000 or a $10,000 policy
which can be increased each year up to a maximum of $40,000. No
medical examination is required for coverage of the faculty member or
his children; however, coverage of the spouse is limited to $10,000 and
requires evidence of satisfactory health.
The accident insurance plan is open to faculty members and spouses, and
is available in amounts of $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000. The
enrollment period is the month of April.
The Insurance Office, 209 Administration Building, 333-3110, will answer
questions about either service and supply literature outlining specific
The University offers a salary annuity program (tax sheltered annuities)
which is a means of reducing current salary, before income tax, and de-
ferring the compensation to a future date. Dividends and interest are not
subject to current income taxes. All funds are taxable as ordinary income
as they are received in form of cash withdrawals or annuity payments.
Both fixed dollar and variable annuities are available under the program.
This program is voluntary and does not affect benefits under the Univer-
sity Retirement System. Brochures and enrollment cards are available at
the Insurance Office, 209 Administration Building, 333-3110.
United States Savings Bonds may be purchased through authorized pay-
roll deductions. Contact the Payroll Division of the Bursar's Office.
Every person whose employment is considered as permanent is required
to participate in the State Universities Retirement System effective the
beginning date of employment. A person other than a student who is em-
ployed on a temporary basis at one-half time or more in a position in which
services are expected to be rendered on a continuous basis for at least one
school year is required to become a member after one year of such employ-
ment and may elect to become a member during the first year. A student
who is enrolled and is regularly attending classes is not eligible to partici-
pate unless he is employed on a permanent or full-time basis. A person
whose employment begins after September 1 following attainment of age
sixty-eight is not eligible to participate.
Normal retirement contributions of 6!/2 per cent of full salary are deducted
from the earnings of each employee. An additional l A of 1 per cent is de-
ducted to help finance an automatic annual increase in the retirement
annuity. One per cent for survivors' insurance protection is also deducted;
however, the survivors insurance contributions in excess of $120 per year
may be refunded to the employee or left on deposit with the Retirement
System to provide for additional annuity. The total contributions of 8 per
cent, including interest credits to the date of termination of employment,
may be withdrawn in a lump sum if the employee leaves University
A participant in the Retirement System may begin receiving his retirement
annuity on or after age fifty-five. He must retire by September 1 following
his sixty-eighth birthday unless deferment on a year-to-year basis is ap-
proved by the Board of Trustees of the University.
In order to qualify for a retirement annuity prior to age sixty-two, a person
must: (1) have at least ten years of service after September 1, 1941,
or (2) have at least eight years of service after September 1, 1941, and
terminate his employment on or after age fifty-five.
In order to qualify for a retirement annuity to begin on or after age sixty-
two, a person must have five or more years of service after September 1,
The general formula for determining the amount of the annuity is 1.67 per
cent of average earnings during the high five consecutive years, multiplied
by each of the first 10 years of service, 1.90 per cent for each year in excess
of 10 but less than 20, 2.10 per cent for each year in excess of 20 but less
than 30, and 2.30 per cent for each year in excess of 30. (If the annuity
begins before age sixty, the amount would be reduced 6 per cent for each
year of retirement before sixty.) The maximum annuity is 70 per cent of
such average earnings for retirement at age sixty, 71% per cent at age
sixty-one, 73 ! /3 per cent at age sixty-two, 75 per cent at age 63, 76% per
cent at age sixty-four, 78V3 per cent at age sixty-five, and 80 per cent on
or after age sixty-six.
An alternative formula for calculation of the retirement annuity is appli-
cable which will likely provide greater benefits for the member with a
relatively short period of service who terminates his employment in Illinois
at an early age. Under this formula, the member's retirement contribution
of 6.5 per cent will be matched by employer contributions of 9.1 per cent.
The combined contributions of 15.6 per cent of earnings will be credited
with interest until the member begins drawing his retirement annuity. The
amount of the annuity will depend upon the total accumulations of the
member and his age at the time he elects to begin receiving his annuity.
In calculating the retirement annuity, the Retirement System will use that
formula which is most advantageous to the member.
The retirement annuity will be increased each year by l*/2 per cent of the
annuity payable at retirement. The first increase will be effective on
September 1 nearest the first anniversary of retirement, or September 1
nearest the sixty-first birthday, whichever is later.
A University employee unable to perform his duties because of illness may
be eligible for disability benefits from the Retirement System if he has
been a member of the system for at least two years. Disability benefit pro-
tection for accidental disabilities is available immediately upon becoming
a member of the Retirement System. Payments begin after 60 days of dis-
ability, or as soon thereafter as University salary payments cease. Retire-
ment System disability benefits amount to 50 per cent of the employee's
regular base salary, or 50 per cent of his average earnings during the 24
months immediately preceding disability, whichever is larger. Payments
continue during disability until the total amount paid equals 50 per cent
of the employee's total earnings received while a member of the Retire-
ment System, but in no event beyond September 1 following his sixty-
A member of the faculty is entitled to 15 calendar days of sick leave each
year on a non-cumulative basis, plus these other disability benefits :
1. An extended disability leave of 10 calendar days with full pay during
each year of service. The unused part of this extended leave may be
carried over from year to year until it reaches a maximum of 60 days.
2. Subject to approval by the Chancellor, a member who has completed
at least three full years on the faculty, and whose work can be suspended
or assimilated by his colleagues, may be granted a disability leave with full
pay for a period (including the annual and extended leaves) not to exceed
one-half of his appointed year.
3. Illness beginning during a vacation or on a holiday or weekend need
not result in deduction of time from annual leave or sick leave.
The University may require acceptable evidence of illness or disability
during the time a faculty member is receiving sick pay.
DEATH AND SURVIVORS' INSURANCE BENEFITS
A death benefit, consisting of a refund of the employee's normal retire-
ment contributions and interest, is payable to the beneficiary of a partic-
ipant in the Retirement System. In addition, an amount from $1,000 to
$5,000, according to the dependency status of the beneficiary and the
average earnings of the employee, is payable from employer contributions
to the beneficiary of an employee currently participating in the system.
If the employee has participated in the Retirement System for at least
one and one-half years (10 years if death occurs after termination of
employment), his widow, unmarried children under age eighteen, or de-
pendent widower or parent, may qualify for the following benefits in
lieu of the above payment from employer contributions, at the option of
1. Lump sum survivors insurance payment of $1,000 plus
2. Monthly survivors annuity of up to $350 if children under age eighteen
survive or up to $200 to a widow or dependent widower or dependent
parent over age fifty-five.
A different schedule of death and survivors benefits is payable when death
occurs after the employee qualifies for a retirement annuity.
For detailed information regarding the schedule of benefits and eligibility
requirements under the State Universities Retirement System, consult State
Universities Retirement System Handbook of Information. This pamphlet
is available from the State Universities Retirement System, 807 South
Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.
CLASSROOM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Grading System. The University of Illinois grades on the letter system,
and grade-point averages for students are compiled. The grades, their
meanings, and the point equivalents are :
Grade Meaning Point-value
A excellent 5.0
B good 4.0
C fair 3.0
D poor (but passing) 2.0
E failure 1 .0
Ab absent from final examination without excuse; counts as failure 1.0
Ex temporarily excused, an approved extension of time to complete the final examina-
tion or other course requirements; applies to undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents (see Undergraduate Study catalog for more complete statement of rules)
Df grade temporarily deferred (used only in graduate thesis research courses, under-
graduate honors and special problems courses, and other approved courses
which extend over more than one semester)
c .. . \ ) used in graduate thesis research courses, specially approved
S satisfactory . j _■ _i » • *
,, .. , / f courses, and undergraduate and graduate courses given for zero
U unsatisfactory j*»
- f -I [ usec * ' n undergraduate courses taken under pass-fail option
Pass used only in courses passed by special or proficiency examination
Fail used only in courses attempted, but not passed, by special examination; failures in
proficiency examinations are not reported
In addition to the above grades, instructors in the College of Law are
authorized to assign grades of "B+" and "C+" (4.5 and 3.5 point
value, respectively) .
Class Attendance. Class attendance is expected at the University, but
the instructor decides when a student's absences become excessive and
should be reported.
If the attendance of a student becomes so irregular that his scholarship
is likely to be impaired, the form "Report of Irregular Attendance" should
be used to inform the Dean of Student Personnel, who will notify the dean
of the student's college. If irregular attendance continues to make con-
tinuation of the student in the course unprofitable, a second report on the
same form should be sent to the Dean of Student Personnel. The instruc-
tor will be notified if the student is dropped by the dean of his college,
and if a grade of "E" is assigned.
Students should not be sent to the Health Service to get explanations of
absences from class. A student must explain absences and present support-
ing evidence to instructors on request, but an instructor need not request
such an explanation unless he believes absences are impairing the student's
If the instructor wishes to verify a student's reported illness or withdrawal
from school, he should call the office of the college in which the student is
registered. Withdrawals are reported to instructors, but the notices often
are delayed in reaching them.
If a student has a statement from a private physician explaining his class
absences, the instructor must decide whether or not to accept the
Excuses are issued only to permit extension of time to complete the final
examination or other requirements of the course and only by the under-
graduate student's college office. Such excuses are issued for graduate
students by the instructor in the course.
Student Field Trips. When student field trips are to be taken as a part
of course work, the instructor should notify his department head.
If travel is by private vehicle, the instructor should check to see that it is
Promptness. A student tradition, long nurtured at the University by
generations of undergraduates yet never made official policy, provides
that a class need wait for a full professor no longer than 10 minutes after
the bell, and progressively less time as the rank of the teacher diminishes.
Thus, a faculty member who is not prompt may find himself without a
class to teach.
Final examinations are given in accordance with the schedule prepared
by the Office of Admissions and Records. All faculty members are ex-
pected to follow that schedule and not to arrange final examinations at
other times, unless a different examination time is approved in advance
by the Chancellor. Requests for change should be submitted through the
executive officer of the department in which the course is offered and the
dean of the appropriate college.
Instructors wishing to assign certain textbooks must first notify their de-
partment office. Forms are then prepared, signed by the head of the
department, sent to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
and then to local bookstores.
The University has no tutoring policy per se. Most colleges and depart-
ments have lists of tutors for hire. Various student groups also provide
some tutoring help; to find out about these, students should be referred
to the Student Personnel Office, 130 Student Services Building. There
is also a list of tutors on file in the reference room of the Library. Special
clinics in reading and study methods are offered by the Student Counseling
Careful proctoring of examinations is expected of all instructors. Evidence
of cheating should be assembled and presented to the department head. It
will be his responsibility to send it on through the appropriate channels.
For details of procedure, consult Official Notice No. 73, or Faculty Letter
78, May 28, 1964, available in department offices.
Policies concerning student discipline are established by the Senate Com-
mittee on Student Discipline, consisting of the deans of all the colleges,
plus the Dean of Students, one undergraduate student, and one graduate
student. At Urbana-Champaign, appointed Subcommittees on Student
Discipline (with student representatives) have original jurisdiction to hear
and render decisions in all disciplinary cases involving undergraduates.
The parent committee may assume original jurisdiction in serious discipline
Rules on student conduct and procedures are discussed in three booklets:
Regulations Applying to All Undergraduate Students, available from the
Office of Admissions and Records, The Code on Undergraduate Student
Affairs, available from the Office of the Dean of Students, and Under-
graduate Student Discipline, available at the office of the Senate Com-
mittee on Discipline, 310 Student Services Building.
More than 400 organizations on the campus enlist undergraduate mem-
bers, and one of the assignments faculty members sometimes receive is to
serve as advisers to these groups. Some are honorary, some professional,
and others fall into a miscellaneous grouping. Serving as an adviser is one
of the ways that teachers can work personally and closely with students,
and the faculty member generally finds the duty highly rewarding.
"Headquarters" for most extracurricular activities for undergraduate stu-
dents is the Illini Union. The Office of Student Organizations, in Room
278, provides complete listings of all such organizations and activities.
(They may also be found in the lllinibook, a fact-date book published by
the Illini Union and the University Press, and in the Student Handbook
for undergraduates on the Urbana-Champaign campus.) Illini Union
Student Activities, through special committees, sponsors many major
campus events, such as Homecoming, spring festival, and student musicals.
Its offices, along with offices of many other major activities, are on the
second floor of the Illini Union.
Major outlets for extracurricular work include Volunteer Illini Projects,
University Theatre, Star Course, athletics, the Undergraduate Student
Association, publications, various music organizations, religious groups,
The campuswide agency of undergraduate student government is the
Undergraduate Student Association, which is directed by an eleven-member
steering committee elected at large. The organization, in its first year,
supercedes Student Senate and provides the students a role in the making
of policy regarding campus activities.
There are also the following special organizations:
Interfraternity Council, legislative and governing body of the 58 social
Men's Independent Association, brother organization to IFC, governing
those who live in organized independent houses for men, aside from the
Men's Residence Halls Association, governing residents in the University
residence halls for men.
Panhellenic Council, governing body of the 25 social sororities.
Women's Independent Student Association, governing residents living in
University residence halls for women and in rooming houses.
Each of the coed halls has its own separate government. The halls are
Illinois Street, Florida Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls,
Bromley Hall, and Illini Tower.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
New Student Program. Freshmen and other undergraduates entering
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September or February
take part in a New Student Program — an introduction to college study,
student life, and the campus community — during the week preceding the
beginning of classes.
Edmund J. James Scholars. Entering freshmen with outstanding high
school records and resident freshmen with superior academic records
in the University may apply for appointment as James Scholars. Transfers
and resident students not initially chosen as freshmen may apply to the
program at any time prior to the beginning of the junior year. James
Scholars must carry at least one honors course each semester when available
and are expected to maintain at least the minimum grade-point average
specified by their college. The names of James Scholars with 4.5 or higher
averages are especially noted in the Honors Day Book each year.
Honors Day. Outstanding undergraduate scholarship is recognized
annually at the Honors Day Convocation in May. Dean's List recognition
is given to those full-time students who have achieved grade averages of 4.0
or higher since the previous Honors Day Convocation.
Bronze Tablet. Bronze Tablet seniors are those who have accumulated
an average of at least 4.5 ("A—") and rank in the upper 3 per cent of
their college class and have earned at least 40 semester hours at the Uni-
versity of Illinois through the semester prior to graduation. The tablets
are mounted in the corridors of the main Library.
Graduation with Honors. Conditions under which candidates for degrees
may be recommended for graduation with honors or distinction in the
major field vary from college to college. Details may be found in the
Undergraduate Study catalog.
Special Educational Opportunities Program. A Special Educational Op-
portunities Program has been developed at Urbana-Champaign for those
students who might not otherwise be able to enter and to continue their
education at the college level, and who need special services to realize
their full potentialities. Removing the financial, academic, and social
impediments to the success of these students constitutes a growing part of
the University's role.
DEAN OF STUDENTS' OFFICE
The Dean of Students' Office coordinates all phases of student life outside
the classroom. Directly under this office are the Dean of Student Pro-
grams and Services and his staff, the Dean of Student Personnel and
her staff, and the Director of the Office of Foreign Student Affairs.
The Dean of Students also has supervision (in some cases jointly with
other agencies) of other phases of campus life that affect students —
student housing, student financial aids (employment, loans, and scholar-
ships), and others.
Thus, the Dean of Students and his aids form the general administrative
agency of the University in all matters pertaining to student life that have
not been specifically delegated to other offices. Staff members assist stu-
dents in the solution of personal, financial, social, housing, and extra-
curricular problems, referring them when appropriate to other offices or
agencies. They consult with parents, guardians, instructors, and other in-
terested parties regarding problems of individual students or of student
Every faculty member has some part in counseling activities through con-
ferences with students enrolled in his classes, through registration assign-
ments, and in social meetings. Faculty members who have been assigned
additional specific counseling duties are listed in the faculty guide, Advis-
ing and Counseling Undergraduate Students.
Faculty members may refer students to the Student Counseling Service
for professional counseling if in their judgment such attention is needed.
The Mental Health Division of the Health Service provides psychiatric
consultation for students who need it.
Recognizing that employment in a satisfying vocation is an ultimate goal of
the student, the University provides placement services to help students and
alumni find employment opportunities appropriate to their training, abili-
ties, and interests.
These services include a number of college and department placement
offices plus the Coordinating Placement Office which coordinates place-
ment activities of the various offices, promotes all-campus placement pro-
grams, and aids students from academic areas not served by specialized
placement offices. The University also maintains a placement office in
Students are encouraged to discuss career plans with placement officers
early in their college life and to make full use of the psychological testing
and vocational counseling services of the Student Counseling Service.
SPECIAL GROUPS OF STUDENTS
Students with special problems receive special kinds of assistance. The
Director of the Office of Foreign Student Affairs provides many kinds of
information and aid to the many foreign students attending the University.
The Veterans' Office helps veterans obtain state and federal benefits. The
Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services gives assistance to wheel-
chair students and others with physical disabilities. The Special Educa-
tional Opportunities Program Office aids students in the SEOP in various
Cultural, Social, and Recreational Opportunities
Illini Union. The Illini Union is the University's front door as well as
its community center. It serves the entire University family — students,
faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.
The Union is more than a building with many facilities; it is also an organi-
zation with a program of activities designed to complement the cultural,
social, and recreational life of the campus.
The Union combines in one establishment a cafeteria, a snack bar, waiter
service dining rooms, a vending service dining room, ballrooms, guest
rooms, bowling lanes, a lost and found office, notary public and check-
cashing services, a browsing library, a paperback book center, a billiard
room, accommodations for meetings and banquets, and other facilities.
Offices of the Alumni Association and the University of Illinois Foundation
are housed here.
The Illini Union has a formal art gallery on the first floor and a corridor
gallery near the cafeteria. Exhibits for these galleries are chosen by a stu-
dent committee. Other exhibits are shown in display cases in Union
The Illini Union Student Activities program coordinates many extra-
curricular interests of students, while the Faculty-Staff Social Committee
plans programs specifically for the general University faculty and staff.
The activities include the President's and Chancellor's Reception, Christ-
mas Formal, and Town and Gown dance.
An outline of Union facilities and services is included in the Illinibook,
available at campus area bookstores.
Festival of Contemporary Arts. The Festival, originated in 1948 and now
held in March of odd-number years, is a program of importance in the
The Festival embraces many forms of creative expression, and brings
recent works to the campus, often for their initial presentation. Frequently
they are of an experimental nature.
One of the major events is the Exhibition of Contemporary American
Painting and Sculpture, a national invitational show usually consisting
of approximately 150 items chosen by a committee which travels from
coast to coast to make selections. A comprehensive catalog including
extensive documentation on contemporary artists is published. Frequently
visiting artists, whose work is represented in the exhibit, lecture or give
demonstrations. The University has purchased paintings, sculpture, and
craft items for its permanent collection from each of the Festival shows.
The Festival places great emphasis on music, and performances are given
by orchestral, choral, operatic, and chamber music groups. A number
of important commissions have been given leading composers for new
works, and major musical organizations and performers from elsewhere
have been invited to participate. Particularly valuable have been the
experiences student musicians have had working under such conductors
as Beecham, Stravinsky, Hindemith, and Ansermet.
Exhibits show new developments in architecture, urban planning, land-
scape architecture, photography, and crafts. Major dance productions
are scheduled. The University Press offers an exhibition of work in typo-
graphical design. Programs of experimental films are offered. The Home
Economics Department demonstrates aspects of its work closely associ-
ated with the fine arts. Lectures in contemporary literature bring authors
and critics to the campus. The University Theatre produces a new play
as part of the Festival, sometimes with the participation of the author.
Attendance at the Festival has been large, with many visitors from dis-
tant places. The biennial event has attracted national attention and,
through its publications and recordings, has made itself felt in Europe
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Opening of the $20 million
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in April, 1969, insures the future
of the University of Illinois as a creative center in the Midwest. The
Center consists of four indoor theatres — the Great Hall, seating 2,100;
the Festival Theatre, seating 985; the Playhouse, seating 678; and a Studio
Theatre, seating 150 — plus an outdoor Amphitheatre, seating 560. It
also includes rehearsal rooms, shops, offices, and other technical facilities
for music, theatre, and dance. The Center is intended both as a training
facility and as a year-round cultural center for the local communities.
Star Course. This is a nonprofit organization operated by students under
the auspices of the University Concert and Entertainment Board. It brings
to campus some of the world's finest classical artists in music, the dance,
and drama in a subscription series. Star Course "extras" are usually more
School of Music Concerts and Performing Organizations. The concert
season includes regular performances by the Walden String Quartet of the
University of Illinois, the Illinois Woodwind Quintet, faculty artists, stu-
dents, and ensembles. Performing organizations include the University
Symphony Orchestra, University Chamber Orchestra (composed of ad-
vanced instrumentalists), Wind Ensemble, Oratorio Society (open to
faculty, students, and townspeople), University Choir, Men's Glee Club,
Women's Glee Club, University Chorus, University Opera Group, Cham-
ber Choir, University Jazz Band, and various vocal and instrumental
University Bands. On-campus major concerts are presented in January,
March, April, and June, with informal twilight concerts late in the Spring
semester and during the Summer Session. In addition, the four bands par-
ticipate in many University functions and appear in a number of off-
campus concerts each year.
University Theatre. The University Theatre is the producing agent for
the Department of Theatre. The annual production schedule includes an
average of seven full-length plays, three children's theatre plays, a series of
bills of one-act plays, and a series of new plays written by student play-
The plays are presented in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Participation in the productions is open to all students. For further infor-
mation, inquire at the University Theatre Office, Room 4-122, Krannert
Faculty Players. This organization includes members of the faculty and
staff, and their families. An organization meeting is announced each fall,
and the group presents one or two full-length plays each year.
Orchesis. Orchesis offers a workshop experience in modern dance tech-
nique, improvisation, and creative work. This is not a performing group
and is open to all interested men and women regardless of previous dance
Motion Pictures. The Film Society presents a subscription series of out-
standing motion pictures, frequently classic or experimental films. Illini
Union Movies offers select films from the recent past and some foreign films
at nominal admission prices. Cinemaguild presents classic motion pictures
on a series basis. During the Summer Session, the Audio- Visual Aids Ser-
vice offers several free public showings of educational and documentary
films of unusual interest and potential classroom use. All of these, and
individual offerings by departments and other units on campus, are an-
nounced in the weekly University Calendar.
Museums and Exhibits. Throughout the year, exhibits and displays are
shown in University museums and other facilities. A first-floor gallery in
the Architecture Building features exhibits in architecture. Exhibits in
literature, fine arts, and special themes are displayed in the main corridors
of the University Library, in various parts of the Illini Union, and in the
Fine and Applied Arts Building.
Classical and European Culture Museum. This museum, situated on the
fourth floor of Lincoln Hall, contains numerous original items and some
casts of famous statues which illustrate the development of civilization from
the Stone Age to the nineteenth century. Major holdings include ancient
clay tablets, figurines, pottery, glassware, coins, lamps, books and manu-
scripts, medieval woodcarvings, theatre models and prints, pewter, brass,
and china. During the academic year the Classical and European Culture
Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday, and 2:00 to
5:00 p.m. Sunday. During Summer Session, it is open 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon and 1 : 00 to 3 : 30 p.m. Monday through Friday only.
Krannert Art Museum. The museum is a University building made possible
by a gift from Mr. Herman C. Krannert, a graduate of the University,
Mrs. Krannert, the Merle J. Trees family, the Class of 1908, and other
donors. The museum includes seven major galleries, an auditorium, con-
ference room, lounge, offices, and storage space for paintings, prints and
drawings, minor arts, and sculpture. Its Trees Gallery houses the collection
of paintings given to the University by the late Mr. and Mrs. Merle J.
Trees. Among the many excellent works to be seen are portraits by
Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Francois Clouet, Ambrosius Holbein, and Copley
and landscapes by Teniers, Ruisdael, Pissarro, and Gauguin.
Also of major importance are paintings by the Italian early renaissance
master, Ugolino da Siena; by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, one of the most
significant of the seventeenth century Spanish painters; by the Flemish
master, Peter Paul Rubens; and by the eighteenth century French artist,
Nicholas Lancret. All are gifts of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert, who has
initiated an ambitious acquisitions program.
A collection of Balinese and East Asiatic textiles, wood carvings, metal
crafts, and prints was given to the University by Mr. and Mrs. Spencer
Ewing. Chinese terra cottas and porcelains of the seventh through the
eighteenth century have been presented by the Class of 1908. A large re-
search collection of Pre-Columbian art from Peru was the gift of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Olsen and various other donors, largely from Illinois. Mr. and
Mrs. Harlan E. Moore gave a large collection of English and American
eighteenth and nineteenth century decorative arts, principally glass and
ceramics, which is installed in a special gallery. Other important works in
the permanent collections of the museum are contemporary American
paintings and sculpture acquired since 1948 from the biennial Festival of
Contemporary Art exhibitions. In addition to these and other collections
owned by the University, the museum presents traveling exhibitions, work
by faculty artists, and special exhibitions of crafts, contemporary home
furnishings, photography, and historic art.
The museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on
Natural History Museum. Located in the Natural History Building, this
museum contains 300,000 cataloged specimens in the fields of anthropol-
ogy, biology, and geology. Specimens have been used in thesis research and
other special problems, especially in the field of herpetology, mammalogy,
ornithology, anatomy, and paleobotany. Exhibits in most phases of natural
science, earth science, and anthropology are designed to supplement the
laboratory work in various courses at the University. The Natural History
Museum is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5 : 00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Assembly Hall. Convocations, conventions, conferences, expositions,
operas, ballets, stage productions, ice shows, and athletic events are held
during the year in this multi-purpose building. The ultra-modern domed
structure was built at a cost of $8,350,000 without the use of tax money;
student fees and building income amortize the bonds.
The Assembly Hall's 16,000 permanent seats rank this structure with the
largest arenas in major cities. Unique flexibility provides for reducing
the seating to 7,700, 4,200, or 3,600, depending upon the most effective
capacity for the event to be accommodated. Different combinations of
equipment change the hall overnight from arena to proscenium theatre,
so that on consecutive days it may house an academic procession, basket-
ball game, broadway drama, symphony orchestra, popular folk singing
group, and ice show, each requiring a different physical setup.
Design and construction of the building have attracted wide attention. Its
400-foot dome and concrete seat bowl meet at a ring which is wound
with 614 miles of steel wire, the key feature in support of the structure. It
has attracted audiences totaling more than 3,000,000 since opening in 1963.
The communities of Champaign and Urbana have a wealth of social
opportunities for University faculty members and their families. In the
University itself, several organizations offer social outlets.
University Club. All faculty members are invited to join. The club, lo-
cated at 1201 West Oregon Street, Urbana, offers meal service, facilities
for private entertaining, and a program of social events. The latter in-
clude "armchair quarterback" sessions at which Illinois sports events are
discussed by varsity coaches; women's luncheons and teas; after-game
parties during the football season; dances; bridge tournaments; square
dancing; and others. An annual feature is a reception for all new faculty.
For information concerning membership or club functions, faculty mem-
bers may call or visit the club.
University Women's Club. This organization is open to all faculty wives
and to all women on the faculty or administrative staff. It has a calendar
of social events throughout the year.
University Dames Club. This is an organization of student wives. The
wife of any student, undergraduate or graduate, is invited to attend.
In addition to these all-University organizations, the wives of faculty mem-
bers in many departments and colleges also have social organizations.
Illini Grove. Situated at Pennsylvania and Lincoln avenues, the grove
is a popular site for picnics and other outdoor gatherings. Sports and
cooking equipment is available. Reservations should be made with the
Office of Space Utilization, 333-1230. The area is open from May 1 to
Trial Garden of Annuals and Bedding Plants. This colorful, two-acre
planting, near the intersection of Lincoln and Florida avenues in Urbana,
is maintained by the Department of Horticulture as part of its teaching,
research, and extension programs and as a public service. Over 1,500
varieties of flowering annuals are planted in rows for easy comparison;
each is fully labeled, allowing home gardeners and professional plantsmen
to note those having particular appeal. Items that grow best in partial
shade are planted in special beds at the Floriculture Greenhouse on
The Garden, one of the most complete and outstanding of its kind in this
part of the country, has been designated an official All-American Selec-
tions Trial Garden and includes the current A AS entries each season. It
is open to visitors daily from mid- June until mid-November; most varieties
reach their peak of bloom in late July and early August. Several pieces of
literature are available in a "help yourself" box at the entrance to the
Robert Allerton Park. The park, near Monticello, 25 miles from the
Urbana-Champaign campus, is an estate given to the University by Mr.
Robert Allerton. The manor house is operated by the Division of Uni-
versity Extension as a conference center. The surrounding portion of the
estate, 1,700 acres known as the Woodland Property — much of it un-
touched natural woodland — is called Robert Allerton Park. The re-
mainder is in formal gardens studded with notable statuary collected by
Picnic tables are available at the park. Those wishing meals served in
Allerton House may request reservations by calling 333-3287.
Athletic Facilities. The University's athletic facilities include three
swimming pools, 39 tennis courts, 24 bowling lanes, a billiard room, an ice
rink, play fields, and basketball and handball and squash courts, all avail-
able for faculty use. There is a nine-hole golf course at the Urbana-
Champaign campus and two eighteen-hole championship courses at nearby
Savoy. A faculty bowling league competes throughout the academic year.
Programs for individual faculty and staff members and their wives and
families are sponsored by the Division of Intramural Activities. Organized
competitive activities for men include 16 sports. Equipment and/or areas
are provided for faculty and staff families at a modest fee for such sports as
badminton, basketball, and swimming. Information about these recreation
programs may be obtained in 205 Huff Gymnasium (333-3510) .
General University Policies and Procedures
EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES
Under the so-called "nepotism rule" to which the University subscribes
as a general policy, the University does not employ for its academic or
administrative staff a person who is related within the third degree, by
blood or marriage, to any other person employed on either of these staffs.
The President may make exceptions to this rule to serve the best interests
of the University. However, exceptions may not be made if one of the
persons involved would have authority and responsibility in the appoint-
ment or promotion of the other.
The nepotism rule does not prevent such a relative of a faculty member
from working on the nonacademic staff, nor does it bar a member of a
faculty member's family or a close relative from taking graduate work
and holding a part-time job as a graduate assistant.
As a general rule, indefinite tenure is not given to non-citizens unless there
is satisfactory progress toward acquiring citizenship. Exceptions may be
granted by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the President
and the Chancellor following a favorable review of the candidate's qualifi-
cations by a special committee consisting of the Vice-Chancellor for Aca-
demic Affairs, the Dean of the Graduate College, and the dean of the
college in which the nomination originated.
(See "Business Policy and Procedure Manual," Chapter V, page 8.)
A staff member is welcome to take course work, but if he holds academic
rank as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or research asso-
ciate, he can not be considered a degree candidate at the University of
University regulations restrict the credit that may be taken by a person
who is employed by the University to the maxima shown below.
For those below the rank of assistant professor, the amount of course work
that may be carried is limited by University regulations on the basis of
the kind of job the prospective student holds. The normal amount of
academic work is as follows :
Normal Registration; No
Special Permit Required
Maximum Overload; Requires
Graduate College Approval
3 Vi units
Z A time
2 % units
1 % units
1 Vz units
2 A time
1 Va units
A person on the academic or administrative staff of the University or
the allied agencies is not charged tuition or the service fee if his appoint-
ment calls for at least 25 per cent but no more than 67 per cent of full-
time service. Permanent nonacademic employees on appointment for at
least 25 per cent of full-time service are also exempt from tuition and the
service fee provided their registration does not exceed 10 semester hours
or two and one-half units in the semester (five hours or one and one-
quarter units in the summer session) .
Additional details concerning exemptions in special cases may be obtained
from the Office of Admissions and Records, fee assessment division.
The department head or other administrative officer is responsible for the
control of necessary travel, and must give general or specific approval.
A booklet, Travel Information for Staff Members, prepared by the Office of
Business Affairs, provides details on procedures for travel authorization and
for reimbursement for travel expense. Copies are available in departmental
A staff member should keep his departmental office informed of his
itinerary so that he can be reached, if necessary, by telephone, telegram,
Conventions. Faculty members with rank of assistant professor and
above (or the equivalent) are entitled to reimbursement for the travel
expense of attending one scientific or profesional meeting within continental
United States or Canada each academic year. The Office of Business
Affairs has prepared a table showing the fixed amounts allowed toward
the expense of convention travel to most cities in the United States and
Canada. Faculty members may consult their departmental office for this
Convention travel funds are not sufficient in amount to permit the usual
reimbursement for the expense of travel to Alaska and Hawaii; only the
fixed allowance for travel to and from the port of embarkation will be
Professional Meetings. Full travel expense to scientific and professional
meetings in the United States may be paid on authorization of the depart-
ment head and dean when a staff member is an officer or a member of
an important committee of the organization concerned, or when the indi-
vidual is particularly qualified to assist in the promotion of educational,
research, or service activities of the organization. Advance approval should
be obtained from the department head for such travel, which must be
charged to a departmental account. Travel on gift and contract funds is
under the same regulations as travel on University funds except that occa-
sionally specific provision for foreign travel is made beyond that established
by the University.
Travel on departmental or other University business outside the United
States may be permitted with prior authorization and approval of the de-
partment head and the dean of the college. In such cases, full travel ex-
penses will be paid.
University and Private Cars. A fleet of University-owned cars is avail-
able for faculty members traveling on University business. A charge is
made against the department for use of these cars. The driver must have a
valid Illinois driver's license.
To reserve a car, call the fleet dispatcher at the South Garage (333-391 1 ) ,
preferably at least a week in advance. A completed Car Release Order
and Mileage Report, available at departmental offices, must be presented
at the garage when the car is picked up.
Private cars may be used for University business on a reimbursable basis
of nine cents a mile for the first 100 miles and five and one-half cents a
mile thereafter. Reimbursement at nine cents a mile for a total trip of
more than 100 miles is permissible when a University car is not available
and the garage has made a record of the refusal.
University automobiles are generally not available for convention or or-
ganization travel purposes and are never to be used for out-of-state con-
Insurance on University cars covers the University's and the authorized
driver's legal liability for bodily injury and property damage which may
occur while the vehicle is used on University business. Accident report
forms are in the glove compartments of all University cars. Medical Pay-
ments insurance to the limit of $2,000 per person is provided for passengers
who are guests of the University. Employees, in the course of their em-
ployment, are covered under the Workmen's Compensation Act and are
not covered under the Medical Payments insurance.
Air Travel. Travel by commercial, University, or private plane may be
authorized if the best interests of the University are thus served.
Commercial air travel is reimbursed only at the economy (tourist) fare
unless the stafT member certifies on the voucher that time schedules made
it impractical or economy travel was not available.
The University provides air-transportation service for staff members
traveling on (1) University business, (2) professional business where the
interests of the University are served, or (3) emergencies. Travel by air
on University business, in either University planes or commercial trans-
port planes, should be undertaken only when the increased cost (if any)
over other means of transportation is justified, and should be arranged
with the knowledge and consent of the senior administrative officer
A 64-passenger DC-6B, a 15-passenger and a 21 -passenger DC-3, three
Twin-Beechcraft Bonanzas carrying either five or six passengers, and four
Beechcraft Bonanzas which carry three passengers and the pilot are used in
the air-transportation service, under jurisdiction of the Institute of Aviation.
Rates may be obtained from the Operations Office at the University
All planes are fully equipped for instrument flying. Layover charges are
made for any time after the first four hours.
Travel by private plane is reimbursed at a rate not to exceed first-class rail-
road fare plus Pullman accommodations.
Any staff member desiring to use a University plane or regular transport
lines should check his insurance policies to determine if there are provi-
sions that would invalidate such policies in the case of air travel. If these
are present, insurance companies usually will add a "rider" to the basic
policy permitting such transportation. The University makes no special
provision for accident insurance on flights, but protection is available to
members of the University's group accident insurance coverage. Claims
arising from flight accidents to staff members traveling on University busi-
ness will be considered under the State Workmen's Compensation Law,
Every staff member making a flight in a University-owned plane is re-
quested to authorize or sign the proper waiver forms at the Airport.
Tax Exemptions. The University is exempt from payment from Uni-
versity funds of the federal tax on air transportation. Booklets of tax
exemption certificates may be obtained at the cashiers' windows in the
Bursar's Office, and one of these must be presented for each ticket at time
of purchase. Money spent for taxes through failure to take the exemption
will not be reimbursed.
Credit Plans for Travel. The University credit plan for railroad travel
permits a faculty member to order tickets for official travel from the
Champaign office of the Illinois Central Railroad and pick them up at
the Bursar's Office. It is necessary to call the ticket office and complete
arrangements, including any reservations, at least 24 hours before depar-
ture. It also is essential to tell the ticket clerk, when you call, that the
transaction is under the credit plan.
The credit plan is not used in cases where tickets are picked up at the
station. Under such procedure, the faculty member pays the railroad for
the transportation and secures reimbursement later.
The University's credit plan also makes it possible for staff members to
order plane tickets from the local travel agencies and charge them to the
University, if the travel is chargeable to a University account. The person
making air travel arrangements should advise the travel agency that the
transaction is to be under the credit plan. Tickets are picked up at the
travel agency. Staff members who have frequent occasion to use commer-
cial air lines for University business travel may secure air travel credit
cards through the Bursar's Office.
Cash Advances for Travel. Cash advances for travel on official Univer-
sity business are available. The procedure calls for the faculty member to
obtain a Travel Cash Advance Form from his department office, fill it out,
have it signed by the department head, and present it at the cashiers'
windows in the Bursar's Office.
Travelers Checks. Travelers checks drawn on the American Express
Company may be obtained at the Bursar's Office for a nominal service
charge to the faculty member. Reimbursement of the service charge is
made to the staff member if the travel is on University business.
It is the policy of the University to encourage research on the part of all
persons and groups within the several faculties. This includes endorse-
ment and support of acceptable proposals for outside contracts or grants.
Some University research funds are made available in college and depart-
ment budgets. Others are allocated from the Graduate College budget
by the Research Board. A faculty member may conduct preliminary talks
with outside organizations or agencies regarding their possible support of
a research project. However, a formal request for such support must be
submitted through the channels outlined in the regulations of Section 14
of the "General Rules Concerning University Organization and Pro-
cedure." After approval by the head of the department, the dean of the
college, the Office of Business Affairs (on technical aspects of the financial
arrangements) , and the Research Board, the proposal is transmitted by the
Research Contracts Division of the Bursar's Office to the outside agency.
(A proposal for the support of an instructional program, a service program,
or a building program must also have the approval of the Vice-Chancellor
for Academic Affairs.) Only the President (or his delegates) may accept
grants or negotiate contracts in the name of the University.
The University of Illinois Foundation is an agency which encourages
gifts to the University from alumni and friends of the University, and
assists in the management of patents and negotiates loans for the Uni-
versity. Each year, part of the money thus received is budgeted for re-
search, and projects to which such funds are allocated are chosen by the
Foundation's Board of Directors on advice of University officials.
(For a comprehensive explanation of University policy and regulations
concerning research, see "The Administration of Research Grants and
Contracts," and "The Use of Experimental Human Subjects at the
PATENTS, INVENTIONS, COPYRIGHTS, PUBLICATIONS
The University patent policy is developed in full Section 17, "General
Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure." Briefly, the
policy holds that any discovery or invention which is the result of research
carried on by or under the direction of any University employee and hav-
ing the costs paid from University or University-controlled funds, or which
is made by any University employee as a direct result of his duties with the
University, or which has been wholly or partly developed by the utilization
of University resources or facilities, belongs to the University and will be
utilized in ways producing the greatest benefit to the University and the
The University Patent Committee, to which patentable inventions are re-
ferred for study and disposition, may, with the approval of the Board of
Trustees, turn the rights back to the developer or to the agency which
sponsored his work. It may also retain the invention for the University's
own right, or transfer it to the University of Illinois Foundation for com-
mercial development. In the event that income in such instances is received
by the University or the Foundation, a proper share of the net income will
be paid to the inventor.
For information on copyrights and recordings, see the revision of Section
19 of "General Rules Concerning University Organization and Pro-
cedure" in Faculty Letter No. 64, September 13, 1963.
USE OF UNIVERSITY SPACE
The Office of Space Utilization is responsible for the enforcement of Uni-
versity regulations with respect to the use of University facilities by student,
faculty, and non- University groups. As part of its function, the Office of
Space Utilization reserves space in all University facilities except the Illini
Union, University residence halls, Assembly Hall, Allerton House, Krannert
Center for the Performing Arts, and Hott Memorial Center. Because it is
necessary to reserve space for any event other than scheduled instruction as
specified in the semester time-table, offices to which requests for reservations
of space should be directed are listed here :
1. If space is desired in the Illini Union, requests should be directed to
the Illini Union Reservations Office, 165 Illini Union, 333-0690.
2. If space is desired within University residence halls, requests should
be directed to the Office of the Director of Housing, 420 Student Services
3. If space is desired in the Student-Staff Apartment Lounge, requests
should be made to the Office of the Director of Housing, 420 Student Ser-
vices Building, 333-0613.
4. If space is desired at Allerton House or Hott Memorial Center, requests
should be directed to the Division of University Extension, 118 Illini Hall,
5. If space is desired in the Assembly Hall, requests should be directed to
the Director of the Assembly Hall, 101 Assembly Hall, 333-2923.
6. If space is desired in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, re-
quests should be directed to the Director of the Krannert Center, 333-6700.
7. If space is desired in any of the remaining University areas, including
Illini Grove or other outside areas, requests should be directed to the Office
of Space Utilization, 243 Davenport House, 333-1230.
The Office of Space Utilization, in addition, is responsible for determining
eligibility of groups requesting use of any University facilities including
the Illini Union, University housing, Krannert Center for the Performing
Arts, and the Assembly Hall. The following is a list of groups eligible to
use University space and the conditions controlling this eligibility.
Student Groups. Organized student groups included in a list supplied to
the Office of Space Utilization by the Assistant Dean of Students for
Students who are members of a regular class or other academic unit and
whose use of the space is requested by the instructor in charge.
Student groups that have applied to the Assistant Dean of Students for
recognition and that hence are allowed three organizational meetings be-
fore being officially recognized.
Faculty and Staff Groups. Organized groups of faculty members, and
any University department, academic or nonacademic.
Non-University Groups. On approval of the Director of the Office of
Space Utilization and in compliance with University regulations, Chapter
3, Section 21, Paragraph B, of "General Rules Concerning University
Organization and Procedure," non-University groups may use University
facilities for meetings provided the organization and meetings are con-
cerned with matters of educational or public significance. Such meetings
are subject to the general regulations stated in Section 21 and to such
additional regulations as may be developed with the advice of a com-
mittee created for this purpose.
Priorities have been established for the assignment of space reservations,
1 . Regularly scheduled courses of instruction.
2. Requests for space for major University or major University student
events. These requests are accepted and space assigned before other re-
quests are approved. Requests for major student events are accepted and
space assigned according to priority given by the Coordinations Committee
of the Committee on Student Affairs which meets in early March of each
3. After requests in categories and priorities 1 and 2 have been approved,
all other requests are assigned in order of date requested and of judged
needs of the groups.
Space reservations may be made :
By Telephone. Only faculty or staff members may request space by
By Filing the Form, Request for Use of University Premises. This form is
available at the Office of Space Utilization. All student groups must use
this form in requesting use of University space. Faculty and staff groups
may be asked to use the form if their request appears to be complicated,
i.e., involves several dates, rooms, or buildings. All non-University groups
must use the form.
Admission fees may not be charged for any function on University premises
unless permission has been granted in accordance with University regula-
tions. These regulations are set forth in Chapter 3 of "General Rules Con-
cerning University Organization and Procedure."
Capacities of classrooms and lecture rooms may be obtained at the Office
of Space Utilization.
SOLICITATION OF FUNDS
Canvassing, peddling, or soliciting are forbidden on the grounds and in
the buildings of the University. Collections among employees are approved
by the University for Campus Chest, a student charitable activity, and
for the United Fund. While the University sanctions collections for these
two causes, it does not wish to imply any obligation on the part of staff
members to contribute.
Regulations involving the use of University bulletin boards have been
drawn up by the Office of Space Utilization (333-1230). The use of these
bulletin boards is limited to recognized student, faculty, staff, or depart-
mental groups, and churches belonging to the Religious Workers Associa-
tion. Persons wishing to post material on University bulletin boards must
clear through the Office of Space Utilization.
USE OF UNIVERSITY'S NAME
When representing the University in an official capacity, staff members
will use the name of the University and will use University stationery for
The University prefers not to become involved in projects with which it
has no official connection. Thus, faculty members are discouraged from
using the University name in any announcement, advertising matter, pub-
lication, or report involving outside activity of faculty members, if such
use in any way can be construed as expressing or implying University
endorsement of any project, product, or service.
Permission for use of the University's name or photographs of its facilities
or installations by commercial firms or service organizations must be
cleared through the Office of the University Director of Public Informa-
tion, regardless of the campus involved.
Fire or Explosion. In case of fire or explosion, call the University Fire
Department, 333-2424, or dial "0" and ask the operator to connect you
with the Fire Department.
Police. In case of an emergency requiring police attention, call the Uni-
versity Police, 333-1212, or dial "0" and ask the operator to call the police.
On-the-job Accidents. The following procedure is designed for all aca-
demic, nonacademic, and student employees to safeguard their interests
under the Illinois Workmen's Compensation Act. Failure to follow exist-
ing University policies or the provisions of the Act may affect the em-
ployee's right to compensation for time lost or reimbursement for expenses
1 . All injured employees must promptly report :
a. To the McKinley Hospital Emergency Room — where a physician is
on duty or on call at all times, day or night.
b. In case of critical injury — when it is apparent that an employee is
critically injured and any delay in reaching a hospital might cause
irreparable damage or endanger life, the departmental office or any
equally responsible person should call the University Police, who will
arrange transportation to a community hospital for the injured
employee. The person calling the police should immediately inform
the Health Center or the physician on call at McKinley Hospital of
the accident and the action taken. (University police, 333-1212, or
dial ''0" and ask the operator for assistance.)
2. The Health Center is prepared to give emergency treatment for on-the-
job injuries or illness. All referrals to physicians, in case of on-the-job
accidents, are made by the Health Center medical staff.
3. Immunization against tetanus (lock jaw) is for employees' protection
and reduces the risk involved in case of accident. Tetanus toxoid immuni-
zation is available at the Health Center for those who wish to have it.
4. As soon as possible, notify your departmental office of the accident and
fill out the Report of Claimed Accidental Injury form.
For more information, see Section 6 of the "Business Policy and Procedure
Manual" in departmental offices.
An accident to a non-University person which occurs on University prop-
erty should be reported immediately to the department where the injury
occurred so that the University Police can be called for medical assistance
and any other necessary action.
Disability Report. If a person is away from his duties because of an on-
the-job accident or any kind of illness or disability, he must execute the
form Report of Absence on Account of Disability for Academic Staff,
available from department offices. The signature of the department head
is to be obtained and the form then routed to the Bursar's Office. This
report must be turned in if the faculty member is to receive income tax
credit for salary paid while ill or disabled.
LECTURERS AND SCHOLARLY PRIVILEGES
Lecturers. Scholars of eminence from other universities and persons who
have achieved distinction in their professions may be invited to give one
or more public lectures at the University. The fund for this purpose is
administered by the Campus Lecture Committee.
Interdepartmental lectures and symposia are sponsored in the biological
sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, and other fields. In addition,
various departments and colleges sponsor lectures and hold symposia
throughout the year.
Endowed lectures supplement the all-University lectures. These include
the Lorado Taft Lectures in the Arts, the James Lectures on Govern-
ment, the Noyes Lectures in Chemistry, the Phineas L. Windsor Lectures
in Librarianship, the Weinstein Series in Finance, and others.
Scholarly Privileges. Scholarly privileges (permission to work without
charge in the University libraries and laboratories) may be extended by
the Chancellor to members of the faculties of other colleges or univer-
sities, provided they are recognized authorities in their fields and possess
written credentials from their universities or governments asking that
they be received as guests.
INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Individual professional activities on the part of faculty members — re-
search, consulting, publication, participation in learned societies, and the
like — are encouraged by the University.
Purchasing procedures are developed at length in the "Business Policy
and Procedure Manual" and in "Regulations Governing Procurement
and Bidding" at the University of Illinois. Copies are in file in college and
departmental offices. Additional copies are available in the Purchasing
The Board of Trustees has centralized the authority to purchase in the
Business Office under the Vice-President and Comptroller (except where
authority has been assigned to some other official or committee, e.g., sub-
scriptions and periodicals are purchased by the Library), who has del-
egated the authority to the campus Director of Purchases through the cam-
pus Director of Business Affairs.
The departments of the University submit requisitions to the purchasing
officials. When properly approved by the department and college execu-
tive officers (as required), they constitute authority for making purchases
according to the procedures described in the purchasing regulations. With
certain exceptions, all purchases in excess of $1,500 are advertised in the
official state newspaper three times during a minimum period of 10 days
and are awarded on the basis of sealed bids. Purchase transactions in
excess of $7,500 are submitted monthly to the Board of Trustees for
prior approval, except in emergencies, when they may be acted on by
the President of the University. Purchases are not binding upon the
University until appropriate approval has been given. The Purchasing
Division is not authorized to make purchases for the private benefit of or
from individual staff members.
Provisions have been made for emergency purchases, when required, as
outlined in the purchasing procedures manual.
Hazardous or controlled materials (e.g., radiochemicals and pure alcohol)
can not be purchased or released from University stores until appropriate
licensing and/or approval has been obtained in accordance with current
The University maintains a number of general storerooms where materials
and supplies commonly used by University departments are carried in
stock. Materials and supplies which are available through these store-
rooms by stores' requisition are not to be purchased directly from outside
The purchasing staff is available for consultation concerning planning
for budgetary purposes and advance planning for projected purchases.
Building Hours. In general. University buildings are open from 7:00
a.m. to 6 : 00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 : 00 a.m. to 1 : 00
p.m. Saturday, except holidays. Special arrangements for keeping build-
ings open at other hours may be made; procedures are given in the
"Business Policy and Procedure Manual."
The stated hours do not apply to such facilities as the Main Library, the
Krannert Art Museum, the Illini Union, and others where facilities or
exhibits are open to the public on weekends and evenings.
Keys. Keys to University rooms and buildings are issued at the Physical
Plant Service Building. Prior approval of the department head or admin-
istrative officer must be obtained via a signed key authorization blank.
(For other regulations concerning keys, consult the "Business Policy and
Liquor. Intoxicating beverages may not be served in University build-
ings. This rule applies not only to classroom, laboratory, and office build-
ings, but also to residence halls, rooming houses, fraternities, and sororities
where undergraduate students live. Faculty members living in University-
owned housing are not subject to this rule.
Personally Owned Property. Personal property, including books, brought
to University premises should carry a sticker identifying the owner. The
University can assume no responsibility for loss, theft, or damage of per-
Smoking. In general, smoking in University buildings is regulated by
safety standards. Smoking is permitted in faculty offices, in some corri-
dors of certain buildings, in laboratories where safety factors would not
be violated, and in other suitable places. Signs in buildings advise whether
smoking is permitted.
Facilities and Services
The University has numerous research agencies, from the individual project
being carried on by a single man to all-University facilities involving several
hundred research workers. Some of the larger agencies include :
Office of Administrative Data Processing. This is the campus center for
the provision of administrative data processing service to the Chancellor
and operational units. It also supplies the local assistance which is needed
in data processing services for University-wide administrative purposes.
Facilities include an IBM 360/50 system, 360/20, and conventional
punched card equipment.
The University Office is responsible for administrative data processing for
the entire University, including University-wide policies and procedures
related to methodology in information processing, the development of
program statements for University-wide data processing systems, standards
and procedures for the utilization of data processing services, and systems
and program documentation.
Analog Computer Laboratory. This laboratory provides a facility for
teaching and research involving the use of analog computers. Available
to all faculty members and students, the laboratory includes two EAI
Model 31-R computers which may be operated separately or intercon-
nected to provide 90 amplifiers for use on a single problem.
Institute of Aviation. The Institute coordinates research which cuts
across departmental lines and provides facilities and assistance to many
projects ranging from aircraft design to psychology. At the same time, the
Institute carries on its own research projects and publishes the results of its
findings. It also operates the University of Illinois-Willard Airport and
Staff Air Transportation Service, and offers course work in aircraft main-
tenance, pilot training, and aviation electronics.
Bureau of Business Management. The bureau, which is a part of the
College of Commerce and Business Administration, is designed to extend
the facilities of the College and its faculty for assistance to Illinois busi-
nessmen, particularly those in smaller businesses. It provides conferences
and short courses in business subjects in cooperation with other University
agencies and also provides publications, library and reference services, and
limited management and business counseling.
Central Facility for Electron Microscopy. The facility is devoted to teach-
ing and research service for all departments. It is equipped with four
different types of transmission electron microscopes with all auxiliary
equipment. The facility also operates the Cambridge STEREOSCAN,
a scanning electron microscope. The use of the facility is available to all
qualified investigators, staff members, graduate students, and fellows.
Training and assistance in the use of the electron microscopes are available
upon request made to the director of the facility. It is administered under
the School of Life Sciences of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Children's Research Center. In operation since 1963, the Children's
Research Center is an interdisciplinary organization for research on chil-
dren with a focus on health and education including basic research. The
center is particularly concerned with projects that require interdisciplinary
involvement or specialized facilities and environments. Its activities include
field operations with the State Department of Mental Health, at public
schools, and in mobile laboratories in the community.
Institute of Communications Research. The Institute, a unit of the
College of Communications, was established to bring an interdisciplinary
approach to basic research in all aspects of human communications. It
is a pioneer research unit in communications.
Bureau of Community Planning. Staff research is aimed at advancing
theory and practice in urban planning. Continuing education courses on
the objectives and methods of planning for community development are
offered to public officials and provide advanced training for professional
people in this field. Research reports and educational materials are pub-
lished. The staff also contributes to the teaching program of the Depart-
ment of Urban Planning.
Department of Computer Science. This is the University's center for
carrying out research in the use and design of digital computers, the teach-
ing of courses pertaining to numerical analysis, programming and logical
design of computers leading to the masters or doctor's degree in computer
science, and the provision of service computing facilities for faculty and
students. Facilities include an IBM System/360 which forms the nucleus
of the Illinet campus computer network. Research on Illiac III, a pattern
processing computer, and Illiac IV, a very high-speed parallel network
computer, is underway.
Coordinated Science Laboratory. The laboratory is an interdepart-
mental graduate research center in the College of Engineering. It is de-
voted to pure and applied research in broad areas of engineering and
science, especially in electronics, communications, systems, and applied
physics. Extensive research is underway on computer systems that provide
flexible man-machine interactions, graphic design, and information pro-
cessing and retrieval.
Curriculum Laboratory. An operating unit of the College of Education,
devoted to the development and implementation of new curricula at pre-
college levels, it now consists of the English Curriculum Project, UICSM
Mathematics Project, Social Studies Curriculum Development Project, and
University High School.
Bureau of Economic and Business Research. The bureau, a division of
the College of Commerce and Business Administration, studies business
operations and general economic developments, particularly as they relate
to Illinois, compiles current data, and makes its findings available to
businessmen and others interested in business conditions. It publishes
monthly and quarterly periodicals as well as monographs and books pre-
senting research results.
Bureau of Educational Research. The bureau, which is in the College
of Education, conducts studies in school administration and finance,
teaching and learning, educational psychology, economics of education,
sociology of education, and anthropological foundations of education.
Research is directed toward advancement of basic knowledge.
Experiment Stations. The stations carry on research in two fields basic
to the University as a land-grant institution — agriculture and engineering.
The Agricultural Experiment Station, founded in 1888, performs exten-
sive research in agriculture, veterinary medicine, and home economics.
About 360 research projects are conducted by approximately 280 full-
time-equivalent staff members. Farms and agricultural fields, many ob-
tained through bequests from friends of the University, include 2,250 acres
adjoining the Urbana-Champaign campus in Champaign County and
about 1,500 acres in small tracts in the state. The Dixon Springs Agri-
cultural Center in southern Illinois, operated by the University, includes
5,000 acres of leased land in the Shawnee National Forest. Results of the
station's research are published in scientific journals, various formal re-
ports of the station, and a quarterly magazine Illinois Research, and are
also reported to the public through meetings and the mass communica-
The Engineering Experiment Station, established in 1903, is the research
arm of the College of Engineering. It administers a $15,000,000 research
program involving over 500 projects, most of which are conducted under
the supervision of the faculty of the various academic departments and
provide appropriate problems and support for graduate students seeking
advanced degrees. The station offers cooperative programs and services
for the benefit of industrial firms, sponsors, and interested engineers and
scientists, and operates a publications program through the Engineering
Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The Institute renders ad-
visory, consulting, and research services to the governments of Illinois
and their elected and appointed officials. It gathers data, publishes
scholarly and popular articles, and sponsors an annual seminar on gov-
Highway Traffic Safety Center. The center coordinates on a University-
wide basis present and future programs in the field of highway traffic
safety. The center works with public and private agencies, conducts
research, short courses, and conferences, and advises on traffic safety
Illinois Archaeological Survey. The Archaeological Survey is closely
allied with the University work in this field, and has headquarters at the
University. It encourages scientific archaeological research, maintains a
record of archaeological sites in the state, cooperates in archaeological
salvage where highway or other construction is under way, encourages
preservation of antiquities in parks and monuments, and publishes research.
Bureau of Institutional Research. The University Bureau of Institutional
Research makes a continuing study of the University's educational situa-
tion, problems, and future needs. Studying university practices and pro-
grams in the light of objective research techniques was premiered by the
University of Illinois.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Institute research pro-
gram emphasizes collective bargaining, labor and management organiza-
tions, manpower and human resources, and public policy. Because of its
interdisciplinary nature, the program covers a wide range of sociological,
psychological, economic, political science, and historical research. Many of
the research findings are published by the Institute in the form of books,
pamphlets, and reprints.
Materials Research Laboratory. This laboratory, an interdepartmental
organization for graduate training and research of an interdisciplinary
character, is associated with the following departments : Ceramic Engineer-
ing; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mining,
Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineering; and Physics.
Measurement Program (Instruments and Standards Laboratory). This
laboratory operates as a part of the Engineering Experiment Station, but
serves the entire University. High grade standardization facilities are avail-
able for standard cells, standard resistors, and some types of laboratory
electrical measuring instruments. Service and repair of analytical balances,
microscopes, optical, and mechanical instruments is done by technicians
with specialized training. A beginning has been made by addition of staff
and facilities to provide service for electronic instruments such as oscillo-
scopes, electronic voltmeters, signal generators, and counters. Further
development to better fill the needs of the University is anticipated follow-
ing the recent move to new quarters. The new location is in the west part
of the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory.
Physical Environment Unit. The unit at Urbana-Champaign provides
facilities for the study of the effects of atmospheric changes on the human
organism. Use of the facilities by other departments requiring controlled
environmental conditions is encouraged.
Physics Research Laboratory. The Physics Department carries on re-
search in the development of electron accelerators and in nuclear physics.
The 25 and 300 million volt betatrons are located at this site and a novel
type of accelerator is being designed. The department staff also utilizes
the Argonne National Laboratory's 12.5 billion volt proton accelerator for
high energy research in the field of elementary particle physics.
Radiocarbon Laboratory. The laboratory is an all-University facility
for graduate training and research involving the use of the tracer tech-
nique with carbon- 14 and/tritium. It is equipped with liquid scintilla-
tion spectrometers, vibrating reed electrometers, gas counters, radio-gas
chromatography units, high vacuum systems, combustion set-ups, and aux-
iliary radiochemical ecjuipment. A prerequisite for research in the labora-
tory is the carbon- 14 course Chemistry-Animal Nutrition 496, which
emphasizes experimental techniques employed in the synthesis, degrada-
tion, isolation, establishment of purity, and assay of radioactive carbon
compounds. Members of the staff present this course one semester each
Office of Recreation and Park Resources. This is an agency of the De-
partment of Recreation and Park Administration in the College of Physical
Education. It assists communities and organizations in developing re-
sources and opportunity for recreation, and conducts a statewide consultant
Institute for Research on Exceptional Children. The Institute carries
on studies in the education of both handicapped and gifted children and
the remediation of the handicapped.
Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. The council is an
information and research agency working for betterment of housing and
building. It develops and coordinates research by various units of the
University; publishes research reports; compiles non- technical illustrated
circulars for home planners and home owners; and, in cooperation with
the Division of University Extension, presents short courses for contrac-
tors, builders, mortgage lenders, and others.
Survey Research Laboratory. The Survey Research Laboratory (SRL),
established in 1964, is an all-University agency set up to help fill the survey
information needs of faculty members and students on all campuses of the
SRL serves four basic functions: plan, conduct, and process surveys for
University research and other approved projects; conduct and promote
research in survey methods; train graduate and undergraduate students
in survey methods; act as a data archive for survey and other data related
The laboratory's services include advice on all aspects of survey operations,
the conduct of field surveys, and storage of data for secondary research.
It is organized under the executive committee that approves major proj-
ects, a director and five section chiefs at the Urbana-Champaign campus,
and an assistant director at the Chicago Circle campus.
TRIGA Mark II Reactor. This research facility is available to the entire
University when neutron beams or radioactivity are needed. It can be
operated in steady state at 3 megawatts and pulsed for brief periods of time
to powers in excess of 5,000 megawatts.
Veterinary Clinics. The clinics provide training for students, oppor-
tunity for research, and service to citizens.
Water Resources Center. The center coordinates and encourages re-
search and graduate education in water resources throughout the Uni-
versity. The center also administers the research program in water re-
sources in many departments of the University, in the Illinois State Water,
Geological, and Natural History surveys situated on campus, and at
other universities in Illinois supported by funds from the United States
Department of the Interior under Title I of the Water Resources Re-
search Act of 1964.
Affiliated Research Agencies. The University is a member of the Argonne
Universities Association, a corporation which fosters scientific research
by formulating, approving, and reviewing policies and programs of the
Argonne National Laboratory.
The University is also a member of the Universities Research Association,
the corporation organized to plan, build, and operate the National Ac-
celerator Laboratory and its facilities at Weston, Illinois.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The Committee of the
Council of Ten and the University of Chicago conducts interuniversity
studies of educational and administrative problems of mutual interest to the
1 1 institutions. Special attention is given to cooperative programs in highly
specialized graduate fields where the pooling of resources is desirable in the
interest of economy and of improved training. Under the CIC Traveling
Scholar Program, graduate students have an opportunity to visit a neigh-
boring CIC university for a semester (or two quarters) in order to utilize
a special resource or to take advantage of a course offering not available on
the home campus.
Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc. The
consortium, organized by the University of Illinois, Indiana University,
Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin, assists those
universities in carrying on overseas projects. The consortium maintains a
roster of faculty qualified for overseas assignments, allocates funds for
faculty research at overseas centers maintained by the four universities, pro-
vides funds for training of staff for overseas projects, assists each of the four
universities in recruiting staff by providing salary guarantees for replace-
ment of those serving overseas, and makes grants to each of the four univer-
sities to finance graduate student internships for pre-doctoral students for
research at overseas projects of any of the four universities. The consor-
tium office is located on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Office of Instructional Resources. The Office of Instructional Resources
is responsible for assisting faculty in improving the quality of classroom
instruction, especially at the undergraduate level. The office aids faculty
members in developing, using, and evaluating instructional procedures,
including technological innovations such as television, programmed instruc-
tion, films, and other audio-visual techniques. Phone 333-3370.
Evaluation Services. The Measurement and Research Division ( 1 ) scores
and analyzes the faculty's own examinations; (2) summarizes student per-
formance during a semester by accumulating and weighting different test
scores, term paper grades, laboratory exercises, etc.; (3) assists the faculty
in test construction; (4) provides consultation and implementation of
research activities within a course, curriculum, or college; (5) provides
course and instruction evaluation by means of the Illinois Course Evalua-
tion Questionnaire; and (6) operates the placement and proficiency testing
program for entering freshmen. Phone 333-3490.
Instructional Materials — Audio-Visual Services. The Office of Instruc-
tional Resources assists faculty members in planning and preparing instruc-
tional materials such as slides, illustrations, charts, and transparencies for
use in the classroom. Phone 333-3690.
Instructional Motion Pictures. The Motion Picture Production Center
provides for the faculty the service of planning and production of films for
instruction, research, documentary, and public information use via motion
picture distribution and television broadcast. When it is more expedient
for the faculty member to do his own filming, the center can provide
materials, full picture and sound laboratory services, short-term use of
certain equipment, and all or part of the remaining labor necessary to
complete the project. Phone 333-0279.
Instructional Television. Faculty members interested in using television in
their courses should consult with the Television Division concerning the
facilities available and the procedures for using them. Phone 333-1070.
Photographic Service. The Photographic Service provides a wide range
of photographic services. Its photographers may be obtained for studio and
on-location pictures for public information, teaching, research, and service
Services include: the processing and printing of 16 mm. motion pictures
in black and white or color, including sound; photo printing of a number
of types; portraits and passports; copy negatives up to 18 inches by 22
inches including litho negatives and Ektalith plates for offset duplicators;
2x2 (35 mm.) slides and 3!4 x 4 lantern slides in black and white or color;
35 mm. single frame film strip photography and printing in black and
white or color; general processing of roll and sheet films; and the making
of diazo (Ozalid) blackline prints. Engineering intermediates on trans-
lucent, stable-base film are available in various sizes from different types
The Photographic Service operates a storeroom to provide commonly used
photographic supplies to other departments on their appropriation numbers
and serves as the central clearing house for those types of photographic
services that it is unable to provide. For example, color film of the Koda-
chrome type is sent to the manufacturer for processing through the Photo-
graphic Service on a contractual basis.
The Photographic Service Office is located at 713 South Wright Street,
Champaign. A list of prices or further information may be obtained by
calling 333-4677. For appointments with photographers call 333-4670.
The storeroom may be reached by calling 333-4673.
Other Campus Photographic Offices. Other photographic offices on the
campus include :
A specialized laboratory for photography, other types of duplication, and
the finishing of copies of library materials, at the University Library.
The photographic section of the College of Agriculture editorial office.
The photographic section of the College of Engineering editorial office.
A teaching laboratory for courses in photojournalism in the College of
A teaching laboratory for courses in photography in the Department of
Art of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Filming of motion pictures for teaching purposes is done by the staff of
the Motion Picture Production Center.
Visual Aids Service. Faculty members may obtain motion pictures for
classroom use from the library of the Visual Aids Service. Individual
subject-area catalogs are available on request. Phone 333-1362.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
The responsibility for interpreting the University to the public is shared
by all its faculty and staff members, by its students, by its alumni, and by
its friends. However, the task of collecting the news and public informa-
tion and making it available to the communications media for the Urbana-
Champaign campus has been assigned to the Campus Director of Public
The University Director of Public Information is responsible for informa-
tion from the Office of the President and from offices of other general
administrative officers of the University of Illinois. He also carries out
planning and programming in public informational activities for the Uni-
versity of Illinois system and is available to all campus directors of public
information for continuing consultation and assistance in programs of
institutional relations and development designated by the Chancellors.
At Urbana-Champaign, the Campus Director of Public Information reports
to the Chancellor and carries out programming and planning of public
The staff of the Public Information Office sends information to news-
papers, magazines, trade journals, house organs, radio and television sta-
tions, and to a large number of special lists of editors, writers, and com-
mentators in such fields as finance, education, music, and art. One staff
member also edits Campus Report, a periodical publication on internal
The staff is anxious to cooperate and counsel with faculty so all activities
may be properly presented to the general public or to specific groups.
Each of the special writers in the campus office has a "beat" made up of
several colleges, schools, or other units of the University. To learn the
name of the writer assigned to a particular unit, call the Public Informa-
tion Office, 333-1085.
Several units with exceptionally large loads of editorial work have their
own editors and information officers. These persons complement the
work of the Public Information Office, and work in close cooperation
with it. Faculty members in units with their own editors may channel
their news announcements through the editor-information officer on their
own staffs. These include the College of Agriculture, the Institute of
Labor and Industrial Relations, the Small Homes Council-Building Re-
search Council, the College of Engineering, the Division of University
Extension, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Athletic Associ-
However, if the news item is a matter of all-University policy, and par-
ticularly if it is subject to action by the Board of Trustees or by a Uni-
versity Senate, the special college editors should work with the Campus
or University Director of Public Information in writing and scheduling
Under the general supervision of the University Director, University of
Illinois Report, a five-minute radio program, is broadcast Monday through
Saturday during the academic year. The office also engages in production
of 30-minute public service television shows, movies, and other materials
for commercial stations. The Campus Director supervises production of
filmed news materials for television.
The University Office, in cooperation with the Campus Director, prepares
a number of publications and brochures for the information of students,
faculty, staff, campus visitors, and citizens of the state, and cooperates
with other University departments and offices in preparing publications
for their specific uses.
The Campus Director of Public Information has administrative responsi-
bility for the Photographic Service, the Stenographic Bureau, and the Illini
Girl service. The University Director supervises the staff of the Illinois
Alumni News and other alumni publications.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The University of Illinois Press, which has a distinguished reputation in
publishing circles, produces books of scholarly value, numbering 45 or
more a year. Decisions as to what manuscripts will be published are made
by the University Press Board on recommendation of the Director of the
Press. Authors may or may not be members of the University faculty.
The Press also publishes a series of paperbacks under the title, Illini Books;
monographs; journals; and occasional papers in a number of areas of
interest. Spring and fall publication lists are circulated to all members
of the faculty.
Duties of the Director and of the Press Board are outlined in the Univer-
sity Statutes and in the accompanying regulations. The Press is respon-
sible for editing, designing, printing, and distributing the official bulletins
and other publications of the University.
No college, department, or other unit of the University may establish a
journal to be offered for sale to the general public unless its officers first
have obtained approval from the Press Board.
Service divisions of the Press include the following :
Art Division. The Art Division of the University Press is responsible for
the design of books published by the University Press and, as a service
division, handles the design and production of the official bulletins and
other publications of the colleges and departments of the University. The
Art Division is located in the University Press Building, 54 East Gregory
Printing Division. The University Press operates the Printing Division,
54 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, as a service division to handle printing
needs for all departments throughout the University. Editors and produc-
tion staff of the University Press arrange for printing to be done for
departments by commercial firms when it is necessary.
Mailing Center. Mailings of form letters, bulletins, or other materials
may be processed by University account number through the University
Mailing Center, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana. Information and ser-
vice charges may be obtained from the center.
The University operates three educational broadcasting stations, WILL-
AM, WILL-FM, and WILL-TV. Radio station offices and studios are in
Gregory Hall. The television office and studios are located at 1110 West
Main Street, Urbana.
WILL is on the air from 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily except from 7:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. WILL-FM is on the air from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday. WILL-
TV, VHF Channel 12, is on the air from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday
through Friday, additional hours each week for instructional programs,
and special National Educational Television programs and the Public
Both radio and television facilities are used intensively by students in the
radio-television courses of the College of Communications.
The studios and their broadcasts are supervised by the Director of Broad-
casting; courses conducted through use of the stations' facilities for stu-
dents in radio-television are supervised by the Head of the Department
of Radio and Television of the College of Communications; all instruc-
tional television is supervised by the Director of Instructional Resources.
University students operate an FM and carrier-current radio station,
WPGU, transmitting over the electrical power systems of all the Univer-
sity residence halls on 640 kilocycles and 101.7 FM. WPGU is an orga-
nized student activity operated entirely by students under general super-
vision of the Illini Publishing Company Board of Directors, an appointive
group of faculty and students which publishes and distributes student pub-
lications, including The Daily Illini, the Illio, and the Technograph.
The University of Illinois Library contains more books and other materials
than the library of any other state university. It is third, behind Harvard
and Yale, among all American universities, and is fifth among all Amer-
The Library and 35 departmental libraries in Urbana-Champaign contain
these processed items: more than 4,200,000 volumes; a half-million
pamphlets; 330,000 micro- texts; 7,500 manuscripts, not including thousands
of films and manuscripts available for use but not fully cataloged; 330,000
music scores and parts; 350,000 maps and aerial photographs; more than
125,000 prints, broadsides, slides, film strips, etc; and 35,000 sound
A staff identification card doubles as a library card and may be used in the
University libraries of all three campuses. A card for a faculty wife or
husband can be obtained at the reference desk of the Library. Faculty
members may take out as many books and journals as they require, within
the loan periods posted in all libraries. Generally, the maximum time is one
month for books, two weeks for bound journals, and only library use for
unbound items. All are subject to recall if the need arises. The Library is
open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday;
and from 2 : 00 to 5 : 00 and 7 : 00 to 1 1 : 00 p.m. Sunday. Hours vary in the
departmental libraries, but are posted at each one. During vacation periods,
special hours are announced for the Library and all its branches.
Departmental library catalogs list materials found in the library concerned.
The general card catalog in the Library indexes all publications available
on the campus and tells where they can be found. Titles not available at
Urbana-Champaign can usually be borrowed through interlibrary loan
services. Microfilms and photocopies of materials within the library system
and of materials located elsewhere and not available for loan also can be
obtained. In the basement of the Library, two photocopying machines are
available for general use at a nominal charge.
A limited number of carrels and study rooms is available in the Library
for use of faculty members working on projects that require intensive use
of library materials. Application for study rooms should be made to the
Library's director for public service, 203 Library. Applications for carrels
should be made in the book stack office in the Circulation Department.
Any member of the faculty, staff, or student body may recommend pur-
chases for the library collections. Recommendations for current publica-
tions should be made to the appropriate departmental librarian. Books
and periodicals purchased for office and laboratory use are ordered
through whichever department or office provides the funds.
Complete information on the use of the University's libraries is contained
in a booklet, Handbook for Graduate Students and Members of the Fac-
ulty: University of Illinois Library, which is available at the Library.
Also available is Your Library — A Guide for Undergraduate Students.
Faculty members are invited to visit all parts of the Library and the de-
partmental libraries. Informal visits can be made without notice, but a
telephone call to the departmental librarian is advisable if an instructional
tour is desired. Arrangements for classes to tour the Library should be
made with the Reference Department.
The public service and departmental libraries are: Agriculture; Archi-
tecture; Biology; Ceramics; Chemistry; City Planning and Landscape
Architecture; Classics; Commerce; Education and Social Science; Engi-
neering; English; Geological Survey; Geology; History and Philosophy;
Home Economics; Illini Union Browsing Room; Illinois State Historical
Survey; Journalism and Communications; Labor and Industrial Relations;
Law; Library Science; Map and Geography; Mathematics; Modern Lan-
guage; Music; Natural History; Natural History Survey; Newspaper Li-
brary; Physical Education; Physics; Rare Book Room; Undergraduate
Library; University Archives; University High School; and Veterinary
The University Archives, a departmental library, is responsible for the
collection and preservation of professional and personal papers of aca-
demic and administrative staff and records of faculty organizations which
have sufficient historical or research value to justify their continued reten-
tion. The Archives also accepts periodic deposit of noncurrent papers and
publications from active staff members. Such material ensures adequate
documentation of the role of faculty and staff in the development of the
The University is a sustaining member of the Center for Research Li-
braries situated in Chicago. The center is a repository of rarely used
materials assigned to it by the collaborating institutions. The materials
may be borrowed from CRL through a request submitted to the Reference
Department of the Library.
The University of Illinois Health Service is situated in the Health Center
adjoining McKinley Hospital, the University's 58-bed accredited facility.
The address is 1 109 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.
The Hospital's medical staff includes both community and Health Service
physicians, and University students and staff members are given prefer-
ence although other medical patients are accepted if space is available.
The Hospital has a group of registered nurses and technicians to operate
its x-ray, laboratory, and physical therapy facilities. For emergency pro-
cedures, see page 72.
Though the biggest responsibility of the Health Service is to prevent and
treat illness in students, emergency care is provided for staff members or
visitors for sudden illness or accidents occurring on the campus. After
such emergency attention, the non-student patient is referred to a physi-
cian of his choice for further care unless the accident occurred in the
course of University employment.
Any staff member injured in the course of his work should have prompt
medical care by a Health Service physician. Follow-up care after on-the-
job accidents is given by Health Service physicians unless the services of
a specialist are required.
Physicians and nurses are on duty at the Health Center from 7:45 to
11:45 a.m. and 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. weekdays and from 7:45 a.m. to
12:45 p.m. Saturday; nurses are on duty 24 hours a day at the Hospital,
and a physician is on call there from 5 : 00 p.m. to 8 : 00 a.m. weekdays and
on a 24-hour basis over weekends and holidays.
Faculty and staff entering the service of the University are required to have
a physical examination, which will be made free of charge by Health
Service physicians. The procedure includes examinations of the blood, a
tuberculin skin test, a smallpox vaccination, and tests of hearing and vision.
X-rays of the chest and spine are made if needed. Visiting faculty members
who are to be on the University staff for periods longer than two months
are required to take a tuberculin skin test only.
The Health Service maintains a continuous program of physical examina-
tions for certain University employees, such as food handlers and those
exposed to irradiation. Special immunizations are provided for those
in hazardous work for the University and those traveling overseas.
The Health Service staff includes five full-time psychiatrists, and in
addition the Mental Health Division has a clinical psychologist and a
psychiatric social worker. They collaborate with other departments in
providing medical and psychiatric consultation.
The Health Service staff maintains a series of scientific programs on
medical subjects which are open to interested staff members and com-
SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC
Under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the clinic is used in
student training and research. Located at 601 East John Street, Cham-
paign, it extends free services to University students, to faculty members
and their families, and to citizens of the state who may have impaired
hearing, speech deviations, or language problems.
Under the auspices of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Psycho-
logical Clinic offers research opportunities for faculty, training for stu-
dents, and services for the people of the state. Faculty members and their
families are given ready access to the facilities of the clinic. It is located
in the Children's Research Center building off the South First Street
STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICE
The Student Counseling Service, an all-campus agency, provides pro-
fessional psychological testing and counseling for prospective students
and for all students enrolled in the University. It also is a consulting and
reference agency for University administrative officers and faculty mem-
bers concerned with students' academic and personal problems. Testing
and counseling are provided for all types of vocational, educational, or
personal problems which might interfere with the student's work.
The Counseling Service is staffed by approximately 18 experienced clinical
and counseling psychologists, aided by a small number of faculty repre-
sentatives. The service is one of the largest and most used services in any
university. Counseling is provided for 6,000 students each year.
Consultation also is provided for staff members having problems which
interfere with their effectiveness in teaching, research, or other services
directly affecting students.
Additional information about the Counseling Service and student coun-
seling by faculty members is given in a booklet, Advising and Counseling
Office of Investigation. This is an investigation agency operating under
the supervision of a coordinating investigator who reports to the Associate
Director of the Department of Plant and Services. It conducts investiga-
tions of misconduct and criminal acts and operates in conjunction with
law enforcement agencies and the University police.
University Police. This unit is assigned the task of insuring the safety
and security of the University community, both property and life. It is
headed by the Supervisor of Security and Traffic, who reports to the
Associate Director of the Department of Plant and Services. Its officers are
authorized as police officers by state statutes, and are trained to cope with
emergencies and other problems on campus and in the immediate area of
the University. They direct traffic during rush hours and check auto-
mobiles for parking violations and for proper parking stickers. Police patrol
University buildings during times they are closed to check for mechanical
failures and unauthorized persons. They patrol University housing areas
and should be called if there is any disturbance requiring their assistance
on the campus or in University housing. In emergencies, University police
will escort ill or injured persons to physicians or hospitals. If a department
has occasion to transfer money, they will serve as guards.
Office of the Safety Coordinator. This is an administrative unit under
the direction of the Associate Chancellor for Administration. The Safety
Coordinator also receives active support and counsel from the Safety and
Fire Prevention Committee and serves as its executive secretary.
Services of this office, available without charge to departments, include
accident prevention through study of potential accident and fire hazards,
analysis of departmental operations with a view toward application of
standard control measures, and the promotion of safety in other ways in
the work and activities of students, faculty, and staff. This office reviews
plans for new buildings and operations, participates in department plan-
ning upon request, and maintains a complete reference library of fire,
safety, and industrial hygiene materials.
University Fire Department. This department is assigned to protect the
campus and should be called in case of fire, explosion, or other event re-
quiring the assistance of its trained officers. The department works under
a cooperative agreement for mutual support with the municipal fire
departments of Champaign and Urbana.
VEHICLES AND PARKING
Each full-time faculty and staff member who wishes to park on University
property (lots, streets, or in metered spaces) must register his automobile
and pay an annual fee of $5.00. A second motor vehicle may be regis-
tered with the payment of an additional fee of $5.00. In addition to a
parking sticker, each full-time faculty or staff member receives an Illi-bus
pass when he registers his vehicle. He may rent parking space, if he
wishes. Rental of space for Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. is $55.00 a year (plus the $5.00 registration fee) . Parking space
may be reserved full time by petitioning the Associate Chancellor for
Administration and paying a $100.00 annual rental (plus the $5.00 regis-
tration fee) .
Parking lot allocations are made in August for the September 1 to Sep-
tember 1 rental year. Preference in location is given to those already
renting a specific place. Applications for parking space should be made
in writing. For registration or information, call or see the Supervisor of
Security and Traffic, 101 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, 333-1216.
Parking for students in the central campus area is stringently limited. Fac-
ulty members who are parents (or spouses) of students who may use the
family or other automobile should refer to Student Motor Vehicle Regula-
tions, available at the Office of Admissions and Records and the Motor
Graduate assistants in possession of automobiles are required to register,
and should refer to the Graduate College catalog and the Student Motor
Questions relating to automobile registration should be referred to the
Motor Vehicle Office, 101 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, 333-3530.
All bicycles, motor scooters, and motorcycles used or parked on University
property must be registered with the University. There is no registration
fee for bicycles. For motor bikes, scooters, and motorcycles, the registra-
tion fee is $3.00 per year. Register at the Motor Vehicle Office, 101 North
Mathews Avenue, Urbana, 333-3530.
Though members of the faculty are expected to find their own housing,
the University does have limited facilities available under Certain circum-
stances and for comparatively short periods of time.
Approximately seventy permanent homes owned by the University are
rented to new faculty families for a period not to exceed two years. Some
of these are two-bedroom units, others three bedrooms. Rental rates range
from $105 to $175 per month, all being unfurnished.
One group of thirty permanent homes is located in a housing complex in
southeast Urbana. All of these are one-story frame buildings, the complex
being known as the Race and Florida faculty housing project. Rents range
from $140 to $165.
A second group consists of some twenty-eight National Homes scattered
throughout Champaign and Urbana; all of these have basements but no
garages. Present rates are $105 to$115a month.
The balance of the permanent homes are three- and four-bedroom, two-
story homes, of varying type and size. Rental rates range from $145 to
The Orchard Apartments, available to married students and a limited
number of staff members, consist of 532 one- and two-bedroom furnished
apartments and 252 two-bedroom unfurnished apartments. Utilities are
not included in the rental rate which ranges from $85 per month for the
unfurnished apartments to $99 or $108 respectively for the one- and two-
bedroom furnished apartments.
The Student-Staff Apartments immediately adjacent to the campus con-
sist of 201 units including 10 sleeping rooms, 133 efficiency apartments,
and 55 one-bedroom units. Rental rates range from $80 to $110 a month,
exclusive of the ten sleeping rooms which are somewhat less. Residents pay
electrical utility costs.
Two residence hall complexes for single graduate students contain rooms
for 986 students, men and women, supplemented by laundry facilities and
Applications and brochures describing in greater detail these various types
of University-owned housing can be obtained from the Housing Division,
420 Student Services Building.
In addition to the University-owned facilities, the Housing Division main-
tains listings of privately-owned apartments and houses in the community.
The University of Illinois is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in
housing with respect to race, religion, and national origin. University-
owned housing facilities are operated on this basis. Privately-owned
housing which is University approved or listed must also be operated
in compliance with this policy. Intent to comply with this policy is evi-
denced by the filing of a pledge with the University Housing Division not
to discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, or national origin. A
Housing Review Committee has been appointed by the Chancellor to assist
in the implementation and enforcement of this policy.
If anyone has reason to believe that an owner or manager of certified
housing or any other listed housing has refused or failed to rent to an indi-
vidual because of the individual's race, religion, or national origin, this
information should be communicated directly to the Secretary of the
Housing Review Committee or to any other member of the committee.
The individual who alleges discrimination need not be University-affil-
iated; furthermore, the particular rental unit involved in the alleged dis-
crimination need not be one that is itself listed with the University pro-
vided the owner or manager has a nondiscriminatory pledge on file.
The secretary of the Housing Review Committee is Mr. Stanley W. Rahn,
138 Allen Hall, 333-0613.
The Housing Division is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Saturday.
University Calendar. Vacation dates, examination periods, registration
days, and the like are planned two or more years in advance by a standing
committee of the Senate, and approved by the Senate.
The year's schedule of major extracurricular events is made up in Jan-
uary for the academic year which will start the following September. A
coordinations committee, composed of representatives of the Student Sen-
ate and of the faculty Senate's Committee on Student Affairs, makes up
this calendar with an eye to preventing conflicts of major student events
with each other and with all-campus activities and programs.
The detailed academic calendar is developed in the Office of Admissions
The weekly University Calendar, giving a day-by-day schedule of events,
is placed on all University bulletin boards; the local newspapers usually
publish its contents. Single copies or subscriptions may be purchased from
the University Press. The calendar covers a nine-day period, Sunday
through Monday. Announcements for insertion in the calendar must be
received at the University Press not later than 1 1 : 00 a.m. on Thursday of
the week preceding the event. If the University is officially closed on any
Thursday or Friday, the deadline is 1 1 : 00 a.m. on Wednesday of the week
preceding the event. All announcements must be in writing.
Campus Tours. Arrangements can be made for group or individual tours
of the campus, either by bus, automobile, or on foot, by writing or tele-
phoning to the Campus Tour Office, 115 Illini Union (telephone 333-
3668). Such arrangements should be made as far in advance as possible
to assure the availability of tour guides. Special tours for faculty members
are available in early fall.
Credit Union. The University of Illinois Employees Credit Union is a
service organization operated by University employees for their benefit
and for that of their co-workers, and is not an official University agency.
Any regularly employed member of the University staff or an affiliated
agency may join the Credit Union, which has its offices at 512 South
Third Street, Champaign.
Lost and Found. A "lost and found" office is maintained in 115 Illini
Union Building. It is open from 8 : 00 a.m. to 5 : 00 p.m. Monday through
Mail Service. University mail service provides two collections and de-
liveries Monday through Friday, except on holidays. The following classi-
fications are examples of mail that are not acceptable for University mail
service: unstamped commercial solicitations and advertisements, literature
originated by non-University organizations, University library books, per-
sonal books, packages in excess of two pounds or cumbersome in size or
shape, newspapers, and items of a personal nature including messages or
United States mail is delivered to principal administrative buildings. When
referring to this campus of the University or identifying someone as a
member of the local faculty or staff, the correct designation is "University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign." Since the official mailing address for
this campus is Urbana and since certain legal and federal requirements do
not permit the use of double names, Urbana takes precedence in the com-
pound campus designation. However, individual offices may use the name
of the city in which they are situated. For University offices in Urbana,
the zip code is 61801, in Champaign, 61820.
The Urbana U.S. Post Office substation for the campus is situated on the
first floor of Altgeld Hall. The Champaign substation is at 608 South
Information on special problems relating to mail collection and delivery
should be obtained from the Assistant to the Superintendent of Opera-
tions, Department of Plant and Services, 333-1491.
Personnel Services. Important parts of the University's duties are
carried on by civil service employees — managerial and professional per-
sonnel, artisans, technicians, clerks, craftsmen, and others who work co-
operatively with faculty and students in fulfilling the University's educa-
tional goals, including research and public service objectives.
Information about employment, benefits, working conditions, the recruit-
ment and testing of personnel, interpretations of policy, labor and personnel
relations, salaries, training, and other matters affecting nonacademic per-
sonnel may be obtained from the Personnel Services Office. Specific
guidance with respect to these areas is contained in the Policy and Rules
Relating to Compensation and Working Conditions of Nonacademic Em-
ployees. Similar information of a more timely nature is published in the
Staff Observer, a monthly newsletter published by the University Nonaca-
demic Personnel Office and distributed to all nonacademic employees.
Public Address and Motion Picture Service. This service is available
for University purposes from the Department of Plant and Services. For
regularly scheduled University classes, call the Routing Office, 333-0340;
for events such as seminars, lectures, short courses, and conferences, call the
Public Function Office, 333-1490 or 333-6417.
Stenographic Bureau. The Stenographic Bureau, 1203 West Oregon
Street, Urbana, offers staff members typing, printing, and reproduction
services for letters, manuscripts, and reports. Services include duplication
on mimeograph, multilith, and ditto machines, as well as preparation of
stencils and masters. An Itek Platemaster can make a photo master (to be
run on a multilith) from copy typed on a sheet of white paper. Rates ap-
plicable to staff members or departments will be quoted on request.
The Stenographic Bureau operates a Varitype machine and a Flexo-
writer. The Flexowriter automatically types repetitive data at approxi-
mately 100 words a minute. (For example, a letter may be reproduced
automatically, in any quantity needed, and each letter may be person-
alized by having the name, address, and salutation filled in on the ma-
chine.) Another service offered is transcription of tape recordings.
Illini Girls, 1203 West Oregon Street, Urbana, provides typists, stenog-
raphers, accountants, and office machine operators to University offices
which need additional staff on a part-time or temporary basis. Also, a
typing service is available with this service. Typing service is provided at
the above address for all University personnel, including undergraduate
University Telephone Service. The Illinois Bell Telephone Company
provides telephone service for all telephones installed at the University of
Each telephone at the University, including those in the University resi-
dence halls, has its own number, which can be dialed directly from outside
the University without going through a switchboard. Administrative
telephones have seven-digit numbers starting with 333; residence hall
numbers start with 332. The University information number, to be used
when calling from outside the University telephone system and when the
campus number desired is not known, is 333-1000.
Calls made within the University employ only the last five digits (3-xxxx) .
To call University information from inside the University, dial "0" for
operator. To obtain information about University activities and events
call 3-4666. To call a University operator, dial "0."
To call Champaign-Urbana numbers from inside the University, dial "9"
and then, without pausing for a dial tone, proceed with dialing the seven-
digit number listed in the Champaign-Urbana Telephone Directory. To
reach the Champaign-Urbana information operator, dial "9" and then
To transfer an incoming local or long distance call originating from out-
side the University telephone system, depress the button (switchhook)
in the cradle of the telephone for one second, and then give the operator
the number (if known) to which to transfer the call.
Information concerning procedure for using the Tie Lines for calls to Chi-
cago and Springfield and the Wide Area Telephone Service (W.A.T.S.)
lines to other Illinois cities and for making long distance calls from Uni-
versity telephones is contained in the introduction to the Urbana-Cham-
paign campus Staff Directory.
Publications. A number of publications providing detailed information
about the University are available to the faculty. Some of the principal
ones are listed here :
University of Illinois Statutes and the General Rules Concerning Uni-
versity Organization and Procedure. Available at the Office of the Secre-
tary of the Board of Trustees.
University of Illinois Business Policy and Procedure Manual. Copies may
be consulted in departmental offices.
Advising and Counseling Undergraduate Students. An outline of the
responsibilities of the various University of Illinois agencies in the field,
with a listing of those persons responsible for advising and counseling in
individual departments. Available at the Office of the Chancellor.
Your Money, Your University. A lay presentation of the University's
financial status, where the money comes from, and how it is spent. Issued
annually, and available at the office of the Vice-President and Comptroller.
Publications of the Faculty. Issued annually, and available at the Grad-
Regulations Applying to All Undergraduate Students. Available at the
Office of Admissions and Records.
The Code on Undergraduate Student Affairs. Available at the office of
the Dean of Students.
Academic freedom 39
Academic organization. 21
college, school, department 22
dates of establishment 23
Accident insurance 45
Accidents on the job 72
Administrative Data Processing 76
Administrative officers 18
Advanced Study, Center for 28
Advisers, student organizations 52
Affiliated research agencies 82
Agricultural Experiment Station. 24, 78
Agriculture, College of 11, 24, 78
Airport 25, 66, 76
Air travel 66
Allerton House. 31, 69
Alumni Association 32, 56
Analog Computer Laboratory 76
Archaeological Survey, Illinois 79
Archives, University 89
Argonne Universities Association. . . .82
Art Festival 27, 56
Asian Studies Center 29
Assembly Hall 60, 69
Athletic Association 19, 33
Athletic facilities 62
Laboratory for 28
Audio- Visual Services 59, 83, 97
Automobile registration 14, 92
and private 65
Aviation, Institute of 1 1, 25, 76
Board of Trustees 17
inside back cover
Broadcasting facilities 87
Bronze Tablet 53
Building hours 75
Building Research Council-
Small Homes Council 28, 80
Buildings, use 69
Bulletin boards 71
Business Management, Bureau of. 25, 76
Calendar 59, 95
Campus Report 21, 85
Campus setting 11
Campus tours 95
Cars, University and private 65
Cash advances for travel 68
Central Electron Microscope
Facility 30, 76
Chancellor's Message 7
Cheating, student 51
Check distribution forms 42
Chicago Circle campus 31
Children's Research Center 28,77
Citizens Committee 33
Citizenship requirements 63
Civil Service System 35
Class attendance 49
Classical and European Culture
Museum 29, 59
Classroom policies and procedures ... 49
Commerce and Business
Administration, College of. ... 11, 25
Communications, College of 1 1, 25
Institute of 25, 77
Community Planning, Bureau of. 27, 77
Community setting 11
Research Laboratory 28
Department of 28, 77
Concert and Entertainment Board. . .58
Constitution Research Group 28
Contemporary Arts Festival 27, 56
Cooperative Extension Service in
Agriculture and Home Economics . 25
Coordinated Science Laboratory. 26, 78
Coordinating Placement Office 54
Council on Teacher Education 26
Counseling 54, 9 1
Course work, amount 64
Credit plans for travel 67
Credit Union 96
Cultural opportunities 56
Curriculum Laboratory 26, 78
Dads Association 33
Dean of Students' Office 54
Death and survivors'
insurance benefits 48
Degrees conferred 10
Dentistry, College of 32
Disability benefits 47
Disability report 73
Discipline, student 51
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. .78
Driver's license 14
Economic and Business Research,
Bureau of 25, 78
Education, College of 1 1, 26, 31
Educational opportunities 63
Educational Research, Bureau of. 26, 78
Emergency procedures 72
Employee withholding exemption
and procedures 38, 63
nondiscrimination in 38
Engineering, College of 1 1, 26, 78
Engineering Experiment Station. .26, 79
Evaluation services 83
Examinations, final 40, 50
Exceptional Children, Institute
for Research on 26, 81
Executive Development Center 25
Exercise Therapy Clinic 30
Exhibits 56, 57, 59
Expenditures, annual 35
Experiment stations 24, 26, 78
Extension, Division of 30
Extension teaching 40
Extracurricular activities, student... 5 2
Faculty Advisory Committee 19
Faculty Forum 13
Faculty Letter 21, 37
Faculty Players 58
Festival of Contemporary Arts. . .27, 56
Field trips, student 50
Film Society 58
Fine and Applied Arts,
College of 11,27
Fire Department, University 92
Fire or explosion,
emergency procedures 72
Foreign Student Affairs Office 54
Foundation, University of Illinois. 34, 56
Foundations, church 13
Funds, solicitation 71
sources of 35
Future Programs, Committee on. ... 10
Geological Survey, Illinois State.... 34
Goals of the University 9
Golf courses 62
Government, student 52
Government and Public Affairs,
Institute of 27, 79
Grading system 49
Graduate College 1 1, 28, 31, 32
Graduate study, staff 63
Graduation with honors 53
Health services 42, 54, 89
Highway Traffic Safety Center 79
Historical Survey, Illinois State 28
History of University 9
Honors, student 53
Honors Day 53
Hospitals 13, 32, 72, 89
Hott Memorial Center 31, 69
Housing, faculty 93
nondiscrimination in 16, 94
Hull House, Jane Addams 32
Human Ecology, Center for 28
Ice Rink 60
Illini Girls 86, 97
Illini Grove 61
Illini Union. .27, 56, 58, 59, 69, 95, 96
Illinois Archaeological Survey 79
Illinois Constitution Study
Illinois Historical Survey 28
Income tax 15
Committee on 82
Institutional Research, Bureau of . ... 79
Instructional information 1 1, 49
Instructional materials 83
Instructional motion pictures 83
Instructional Research and Cur-
riculum Evaluation, Center for ... 26
Instructional resources and services. .82
Instructional Resources Office 82
Instructional television 83
Instruments and Standards
Insurance 45, 66
International Agricultural Programs. 25
International Education and Re-
search in Accounting, Center for. .25
Intramural Activities, Division of .30, 60
Investigation, Office of 91
James Scholars 53
Krannert Art Museum 27, 59
Krannert Center for the
Performing Arts 27, 57, 58, 69
Labor and Industrial Relations,
Institute of 29, 79
Land-grant institution 9
Language Laboratory 29
Latin-American Studies, Center for. .29
Law, College of 1 1, 29, 30
Leash law 16
Leaves of absence 43
Legal information 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
College of 11,29,31
Library Research Center 30
Library Science, Graduate School of. 30
Licenses, automobile and driver's. ... 15
Life insurance 45
Life Sciences, School of 29
Lost and found 56, 96
Mailing Center 86
Mail service 96
Materials Research Laboratory. . . 26, 80
McKinley Hospital 72, 89
Measurement program 80
Medical Center campus 32
Medicine, College of 32
Midwest Universities Consortium
for International Activities 82
Midwest Universities Research
Mothers Association 34
Motion picture equipment 83, 97
Motion pictures 58, 83
Motor vehicles 14, 65, 92
Museums 56, 57, 59
Music, School of 27, 58
Name of University, use 72, 96
Natural Areas, Committee on 28
Natural History Museum 29, 60
Natural History Survey,
Illinois State 34
New Student Program 53
Newspapers 1 2, 87
Nonacademic personnel 63, 96
Nursing, College of 32
Open occupancy law 16
Oral History Office 30
Organization of the University 17
Organized research 76
Payroll forms and procedures 42
Performing organizations 58
Personal accident insurance 46
Personally owned property 75
Personal property tax 15
Personnel Services Office 96
Pharmacy, College of 32
Photographic offices 84
Photographic Service 83
Physical Education, College of. .. 11, 29
Physical Environment Unit 80
Physical examination 42, 90
Physical Fitness Laboratory 30
Physics Research Laboratory 80
Placement services 54
Police, University 72, 92
Policies and procedures 63
President's Message 4
Press, University 57, 86, 95
art division 86
mailing center 87
printing division 87
Professional activities, individual .... 74
Professional meetings 65
Psychological Clinic 29, 91
Public address equipment 97
Publications 19, 21, 25, 29, 32, 34,
37, 48, 51, 52, 54, 56, 62, 63, 64,
69, 74, 78, 86, 87, 93, 95, 96, 98
Publications by faculty members .... 69
Public Information Office 72, 84
Public schools 12
Purchasing procedures 74
Rabies Control Office 16
Radiocarbon Laboratory 80
Radioisotope Laboratory 30
Radio stations 12, 87
Real estate tax 15
Recreational facilities 61
Recreation and Park Resources
Division of 30, 55
Relatives, employment 63
Religious Workers Association 71
Research Board 18
Research support 68
Research on Exceptional Children,
Institute for 26, 81
Retirement option card 42
Retirement System 35, 46
Robert Allerton Park 1 1, 62
Role of the University 9
Russian Language and Area
Studies, Center for 29
Sabbatical leaves of absence 43
Safety Coordinator 92
Salary-annunity option 45
Savings bonds 46
Scholarly privileges 74
Schools, public 12
Senate Coordinating Council 20
Small Homes Council-Building
Research Council 27, 81
Social opportunities 61
Social Work, Jane Addams
Graduate School of 30
Solicitation of funds 71
Sources of University funds 35
Space, use 69
Special Educational Opportunities
Program 53, 55
Speech and Hearing Clinic 29, 91
Sports Psychology Laboratory 30
Star Course 52, 58
State of the University Address 21
Stenographic Bureau 86, 97
Student cheating 51
Student Counseling Service 54, 91
Student discipline 51
Student-faculty relationships 52
Student field trips 50
Student government 52
Student opportunities 53
Summer session 30
Survey Research Laboratory 29, 81
Teaching, correspondence courses. . .40
extramural classes 40
short courses and conferences 41
Teaching load 41
Telephone service, University 98
Television stations 12, 87
Tours, campus 95
Travelers checks 68
Trial Garden 61
TRIGA Mark II Reactor 81
Trustees, University 17
inside back cover
Undergraduate Student Association. .52
Universities Research Association .... 82
University Bands 27, 58
University Club 61
University Dames Club 61
University Extension, Division of. . . .30
University High School 26, 81
University Hospital 32
University-Industry Relations Office. 27
University premises, use 69
University Press 57, 86, 95
art division 86
mailing center 87
printing division 87
University Report 85
University Senates 19
University's name, use 72, 96
University Theatre 52, 58
University Women's Club 61
Veterans' Office 55
Veterinary clinics 31, 81
Veterinary Medicine, College of .. 1 1, 31
Volunteer Illini Projects 52
Voting eligibilty 14
Water Resources Center 28, 81
Water Survey, Illinois State 34
Withholding exemption certificate. . .42
Year Ahead Address 21
Zoonoses Research, Center for 31
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Governor of Illinois
RICHARD B. OGILVIE, Springfield
The Superintendent of Public Instruction
RAY PAGE, Springfield
HOWARD W. CLEMENT, Chicago
THEODORE A. JONES, Chicago
HAROLD POGUE, Decatur
DONALD R. GRIMES, Chicago
RALPH C. HAHN, Springfield
EARL M. HUGHES, Woodstock
RUSSELL W. STEGER, Chicago
TIMOTHY W. SWArN, Peoria
Officers of the Board
EARL M. HUGHES, Woodstock, President
EARL W. PORTER, Urbana, Secretary
HERBERT O. FARBER, Urbana, Comptroller
R. R. MANCHESTER, Chicago, Treasurer